Even as an atheist I consider myself spiritual, always have, metaphysics and spiritual discussions about enlightenment and so on I find interesting, even if belief in a YHWH is not in me. I want to propose this simple definition of the word "spiritual" among Jehovah's Witnesses.
Spiritual = Indoctrination or Indoctrinated
I have been told how I'm "just not a spiritual man". As I am sure many others have been accused of. Or phrases like"spiritual matters". Many uneducated (both secularly and theologically) witnesses feel they are spiritual beacons of understanding, when really they know nothing more, or in most cases much less than your average "apostate".
Unknowingly to most dubs, "Spirituality" in the context of witnesses amounts to:
- How well you follow the Watchtowers rules
- How blindly you embrace their dogma and their doctrine
- And how far you will go to demonstrate the above two points
Simply put that is all. It is no great search for enlightenment, or even coming to understand "God". Or in concerns about a spiritual realm.