This, of course, despite the fact that there is neither logical nor empirical reason to draw that conclusion.
Ever since Plato's dialogue, philosophers have agreed that gods are simply irrelevant to morality, regardless of whether they exist or not.
Apparently I'm not the only one, as anybody who has used an online dating service will readily testify.
Typically, these web sites allow you to specify your religious beliefs (and to express a preference for the religious beliefs of your prospective dates).
Which brings me to the third interpretation of the word spiritual: someone who takes care of cultivating and reflecting on his ethics, of behaving justly and compassionately toward his fellow human beings, and of nurturing his aesthetic sense through arts and letters.
Okay, by definition, I am spiritual but not religious. Yes, some people are more reflective than others, some more compassionate, some more inclined to read literature and go to art museums or concerts (the latter activities also of course greatly depending on one's means and education, not just his natural propensities).
Now, wouldn't that person make for an interesting date?
I am objectively agnostic, but personally atheist (the difference is that God's existence isn't falsifiable, by definition, just like solipsism isn't, but I feel that God does not exist).
Being spiritual in this sense seems to me simply indicative of a slightly, if often benignly, deluded mind, not one with whom I would really enjoy associating for long periods of time.
XD Also, it might be worth noting that there are dating service websites exclusively for the atheistic or agnostic.
However, I can't say that I'd ever be inclined to use a dating service, because I'm still holding on to the idea of meeting a woman in the university courses I will be taking (mainly physics and math), and I'd rather be a friend and colleague before romantic interest truly sparks, because the aestheticism and hedonism of (at least early) love depress me. Mediation is often seen as a "spiritual" act, but it does not require religious belief.
I love music, but when I start listening to the lyrics, as opposed to simply hearing them, the messages sound so old and pathetic.
Like Baudelaire, I'm searching for permanence and to transcend my nature, but not through art.
Over the past year, I've spent quite a bit of time learning about evolution, physics and philosophy; I subscribe to existential and moral nihilism, physicalism and determinism (like Einstein, I'm convinced that quantum mechanics is incomplete).