First off, it is important to realize that religion and science have to be related in some way, even if it is not the way I mentioned before. If religion and science were completely incompatible, as many people argue, then all combinations between them would be logically excluded. That would mean that no one would be able to take a religious approach to a scientific experiment or vice versa. Not only does that occur, but it occurs rather commonly. Scientists often describe their experiments and writings in religious terms, just as religious believers support combinations of belief and doubt that are “far more reminiscent of what we would generally call a scientific approach to hypotheses and uncertainty.” That just proves that even though they are not the same, religion and science have to be related somehow.
He would have asked penetrating questions and obviously the religious answers he got did not satisfy his inquiring mind. However, if the Bible was inspired by the same person who created the universe, it should be able to answer this query to some satisfaction. But what if what we always thought we knew about the Bible was nothing like it really is? And though Christianity and the Bible have always been portrayed synonymously, what would happen if we discovered they are not the same??? Although depicted mostly as a 'religious' book, the Bible is really more a book of 'science'.
Also, both systems attempt to explain the unknown. Faith came first, as very little hard facts were known. As our society has progressed, we have found concrete evidence, we have been able to back away from religion and depend more on scientific reasoning. Chapter 2 begins by discussing how people obtain knowledge. Supposedly, we use four key sourc... ... middle of paper ... ...teresting to think that in the past, people were persecuted for defying religious belief with science, and now it is more common for people to be persecuted for defying empirical knowledge with theological belief.
Though neither science nor religion contain any absolute truths of our origins, I still believe that the use of both is very helpful in settling our inquiring minds about why everything around us exists, for now. It is still curious to me that neither can assess our questions sufficiently, however by persisting and expanding our endeavors in science and understanding religious scriptures, I do believe that with time, we will come closer and closer to having an even more holistic and individual understanding of our origins. Though I believe that science and religion are both separate forms of thought, as a human, I find it more appropriate to use science to understand the universe’s complexity and use religion to have morality and ethics in why I exist.
I think that it is fair to say that both science and religion have become so reluctant in their own stubborn, self-centered ideologies. Both science and religion have become so consumed in their own ideologies, and understandings that neither allows attention from the others research of teachings. I whole heartedly believe that if science and religion were used to approve one another rather than disprove one another there could be more of a mutual balance and connection between the two. There are numerous similarities in the processes that are taken when achieving new understandings, and knowledge. Also if we allowed ourselves to be honest if science and religion worked together rather than against each other there could be so many new discoveries that could be made, and so many debates that could be put to rest.
Faith however contrasts from the easily visible feasibility of data considering Natural Sciences as faith is simply believing without substantial evidence. While faith in religion has in the past helped individuals make morally right choices, faith in religion has also lead to unsubstantiated actions by followers. Meanwhile, faith in natural sciences has constantly been detrimental as nothing in Natural Sciences can be established without evidence that coincides with the rest of the laws of Nature. Faith in Natural Sciences has been hindering human development for centuries due to the faith in religion of some early religious bodies. One of the best examples is the belief that the Universe was geocentric, or that the Earth was the center of the universe.
Jennifer Sexton and Laura Finley, from an Ebsco host article made an excellent point and stated, “Religious believers argue that the presumption of God's existence is based on reason, and that the proof of God's existence is in the unanswered questions about the universe, which remain unaddressed by science” (Sexton). As Christians our world views should strongly relat... ... middle of paper ... ... to my understanding that the reason why most scientists have turned atheistic and secular is because they are not strong believers in God to begin with. The powerful observations made in the science world are indeed believable but as Christians we underlie God’s power that exhibits the results we see. Secular scientists don’t believe that God has that much power and that is why this great controversy continues today and will continue throughout our life. However as a High school biology teacher I will be forced to keep my faith and beliefs to myself and teach what I am required to.
I am a very religious person and am not swayed from my faith due to some new archaeological find on the Discovery channel. I know that there are many things that I believe but cannot prove. I do believe that modern day science is just like modern day religion. I believe that science is simply evidence of religion. I do not dispute that the scientific community has valid points on many things.
Science and religion don’t embrace each other because they are trying to have the last word in everything. Scientist will want to have the last word in an argument and so do the religious people. But, science has a higher chance of proving something because there is evidence unlike in religion. in religion we have to believe what someone wrote a long time ago. In science we still have evidence and proof that can be backed up through their evidence and studies.
Resolving Conflict between Science and Religion: Reform Judaism and Scientific Thought The relationship between science and religion is not easy to navigate. On the most basic level, they are viewed as different types of thought. Religion, it seems, deals with the subjective, spiritual realm. Science, on the other hand, seems to deal with facts. It may then appear easy to separate the two realms of thought, and philosophers, theologians and scientists have from time to time attempted to do this.