GEEK OUT: (v.) Losing one’s cool when in the presence of something Cool. COOL: (adj.) Uniquely embodying Goodness, Truth, and Beauty (Synonyms: holy, sacred). SPIRITUALITY: (n.) One’s way of relating to the Cool. REAL-WORLD SPIRITUALITY: (n.) Relating to Coolness as if it is not imaginary.
Geeks can find themselves in a variety of religious traditions (including atheism), but there is something in all geeks that binds us together in a unique way — the sacredness of data. When we call something sacred or holy, what we mean is that when we meet with that object/place/event, we encounter the glow of Goodness, Truth, and Beauty. Our spirituality is our way of relating to the sacred. Geeks are scientists, and for us, data is holy. The Gospel of Science is that data can be trusted. Whatever geek spirituality is, this is one of the places it starts.