The fundamental premise about the nature of realty that philosophers call realism permeates almost all human belief systems, including religion, science & spirituality.
Religion without dogmatic authority, spirituality discarded as a selfish abstraction, and a source of all creation that has no power, no plan, no desire and no will.
When we assign preternatural forces to aberrant deeds and/or individuals we blind ourselves to the actual causes and their solutions .
From God to Nature, human beliefs in external, omnipotent and omnipresent forces are essentially the same and have lead to authoritarianism and human-on-human force.
The strength in the scientific method lies not in its ability to discover, but to create.