"In 1998 there were several major media reports that looked into the possible links between spirituality and mental health. We are far from drawing any conclusions. As with medications, any efficacy of spirituality would be affected by a person's attitude towards it. Here the brain's structure may make clarity even harder to find. The two brain hemispheres provide two ways of looking at and understanding the world. The right attempts to see the whole, the left orders specific experiences. This leads to very different ways of approaching abstract concepts such as the divine. The left hemisphere would favor a god of the Word. People with dominant left hemispheres would hold the Word as sacred-the Bible is the truth and the guide and its order rules. As Jerry Falwell tells it, "The writ is the writ" and the narrative carries the day. God is about victory, and heaven is a reward that is full of happiness. There is a point and an endpoint to it all. Right-brainers hold experience to be most dear;they would want to insert themselves into the gestalt of God, and see and accept everyone and everything as part of the whole of God's creation. To them, God is simply oneness, and that is a continual mystery. The right-brainer's heaven is just a part of the oneness. Unfortunately, proponents of these two views often clash with each other over which is the "truth." In trying to reign supreme, however, each side misses a fundamental point. Both would agree that God is something of which nothing greater can be conceived. However, for humans, all conceptions is limited by the language, context, and meaning capabilities of the brain--a limit that falls far short of being able to define something that is beyond all conception. Instead of arguing about and in some cases killing each other over our different conceptions of God, we might try bringing both deities--both hemispheres--together. Then we might at least find a better way to think about the Almighty, and about the universe and our place in it." -John J. Ratey M.D., "A User's Guide to the Brain"