I often find myself playing George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord' while I'm at my PC and I can't help but resonate with his genuine, heartfelt devotion, his appeal to Christ or Krishna. The way he opens and pours out his heart to his 'Lord' is inspiring.
A while back, I went to a catholic church to see two friends renew their wedding vows. There was a smart, mature lady who sang 'Ave Maria'. I almost choked, it was so beautiful. She raised her face up and filled the air with crystal clear song and praise. It was as if she reached up into heaven and, for a moment, was actually there with god.
Why is this? Why, even though I am convinced of the non-existence of god and anything spiritual do I still get moved by some religious music?