Why the Bible Conflicts with Science

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Why the Bible Conflicts with Science

"I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in

this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I

want to know His thoughts; the rest are details." Albert Einstein

Mr. Einstein was not the only one to wonder about such things. 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'. The reason why Christianity and other

Bible-based religions often disagree on doctrine is because the

interpreters attempt to explain that which must be

'self-interpreting'. Contained within the Bible itself is the method

for interpretation. This methodology is scientifically sound and

refutes many long-held foundational Bible-based doctrines.

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Mr. Darwin – The Keen Observer:

Governing edicts in early U.S. universities were often established by

church clergymen who genuinely and sincerely believed there were

certain things about God and creation which were beyond question. But

things changed and leaders of higher learning began to realize that

freedom to question all things is a necessary step to arriving at

'truth'. And...

... middle of paper ... are those in both camps who will at

least hear a person out before making a judgment.

I have as my personal consolation men of history like Galileo who

said, "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same god who has

endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo

their use." Although Galileo was a prominent citizen of his time, his

ideas were suppressed by the church and in a very real sense he became

a martyr for truth because he defended nature. He was put under house

arrest by the church because he had good reason to believe the earth

revolved around the sun rather than the then popular belief that the

earth was the center of the galaxy.

Influential institutions in any age must be careful of how they wield

their power or they will inevitably end up apologizing to future

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