Two quotes I thought relevant:
* "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience."
* "Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
French Jesuit priest, paleontologist and philosopher