So the reason I bolded a bit is because I wanted to expand on it a bit in with my own thoughts.
Personally, I think God - spirituality etc can ultimately be explained by Chemicals, Psychology and Evolution - but I have the same argument that I previously had with chocolate cake.
"I might know that chocolate cake tastes yummy because of the quantum interactions on my tongue firing electrical pulses to my brain which releases chemicals that give me a sense of reward - the whole process is purely robitic, cold, and soulless, infact, I imagined the whole thing - but fuck that, I'll still eat chocolate cake.
As it is I believe with God. The article sums up what I personally believe the "Fundamental truth" lies in explaining God, but as with cake, there is a "beautiful truth" that still can be explored - not hampered by the fact that I know the "Fundamental truth".
So it would appear the fundamental part of the God experience, maybe this is the 'glimpses of awakening' - 'union with God' experience - or as I like to put it "I am God" - is an area of the brain that temporary shuts down our concepts of self awareness and surroundings and gives us an almost unconscious like insight into just being ourself.
I would say that this temporary state, which doesn't appear to last very long for me anyway, is why, once you have experienced it, becomes almost an obsession in some people to repeat. An addiction.
Now, it would appear that once discovered, the route to this discovery will become an unbreakable habit. Thats why Fundies are Fundies, drug addicts are drug addict, sex addicts are sex addicts, and for me - I can simply think and contemplate myself to this state, and thus the pathway to this will be one of the most important defining life moments of an individual. Which is why the mechanism is almost never discarded with, despite the problems that some of these routes could lead to, infact, as with any addiction there will always be side effects from too much of a narrow track, be it drugs, sex, or dissappearing up.....from to much thinking.
As with any addiction, the addicted aren't fully aware, or the reward is greater than the problem, and will go to great lengths to justify the reward, which on-topic, is the great hoops some people have to go through to justify their beliefs in God. Evangelism is one such,
All Evangelism is, is making yourself feel better about the subconscious problem of the addiction, by dressing it up in some moral duty to help others, - and has the side effect benefit, that if you can trick someone into having a similar subconscious state of mind of the same addiction, you dont feel so stupid about your own problem.
What i think we should try, is recognising this state of mind of union with oneself. If you havn't yet discovered it, there are several paths available.
Ejaculation is one, and was practised by all religions - infact, the usual fundie hangup with sex, is nothing more than a denial mechanism designed to make the eventual succumbing to Ejaculation feel on an even higher plateau, of course they'll assign this to God, and fill you with guilt for doing so - Its their evolutionary adaption to keep the species alive. But it works.
Drugs - well I cant say - honestly
all sorts of problems could arise.
Meditation, ritual, thinking
or maybe even explore the Jesus saved me bollocks.
Speaking from experience, i think when I created all my best art and music, i must have been operating in such a state where I was in 'union' aswell. So maybe if creativity is your thing then do that.
To put it simply, to deny the state of mind - whether you found it by God, Sex, Drugs, Thinking, arts - is to practically deny the most basic constituent of yourself.
Then atleast we can all understand the feeling. And the world might be a better place.