Archive for September 16th, 2009

Science and Religion

September 16, 2009

The best focus of scientific research is the present material realm.  Science is a wonderful tool for examining the workings of the world in which we live.  It provides us with much useful information that helps to make our lives better.

Religion deals with the world around us as well.  However religion goes beyond what we see to the realm of the nonmaterial.  Of course, not everyone believes in the existence of the nonmaterial, but many people do.  Religion provides a degree of understanding, a sense of purpose, and a basis for ethical behaviour. 

Science and religion do not have to be adversaries.  Their areas of primary emphasis are different.  Actually, they are wonderful compliments to each other, when the relationships between them, and the limitations of each are properly defined.