Science and Religion

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.

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7 Responses to “Science and Religion”

  1. morsec0de Says:

    “Science and religion do not have to be adversaries.”

    They only become so when religions make claims about scientific questions. Which unfortunately happens far too often.

  2. JaCi Waldorf Says:

    Haha, I love a good debate! I was going to comment on that particular line as well. I think it’s true. Ah, but what is truth? Philosophy class is rubbing off on me!

  3. Pastor Curt Says:

    There are questions that are addressed by both religion and science, (or by some scientists) .
    Some examples:
    What is the nature of existence?
    Where did we come from?
    When does life begin?

    The answers to these questions are profoundly impacted by ones metaphysical and religious beliefs, yet many (both materialistic or religious perspectives ) prefer to present their approach as the correct one without taking into consideration opposing views.

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