Relationship Between Science And Religion

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“Since the 1960s, scholars in theology, philosophy, history, and the sciences have studied the relationship between science and religion. ” An early example of this is Galileo challenging the authority of religion by proving that the Earth moves around the sun. Many people today such as theologian and scientists believe religion and science have always clashed and will never be compatible. Religion is the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods. Religion tries to answer questions through morality, scripture, and emotion. Faith falls into religion, however is separate, it is defined as complete trust in something based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. On the other hand, science is the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. Science tries to answer questions through fact and evidence, removing morality and emotion. Science and religion are compatible, they can and must coexist with each other. In “Angels and Demons,” by Dan Brown, Maximillian Kohler says “Since the beginning of time, spirituality and religion have been called on to fill in the gaps that sciensce did not understand. The rising and setting of the sun was once attributed to Helios and a flaming chariot. Earthquakes and tidal waves were the wrath of Poseidon. Science has now proven those gods to be false idols. Soon all gods will be proven to be false idols. Science has now provided answers to almost every question man can ask. There are only a few questions left and they are the esoteric ones. Where do we come from? What are we doing here? What is the meaning of life and the universe? ” Science and religion have always filled the gaps that each other cannot answer. Even though science can answer almost every question today, I believe faith helps answer questions science cannot solve. Although science and religion often seem to conflict, they are mutually dependent ways of thinking that ultimately seek the answer to the same fundamental questions; how and why we exist - our creation and commission. Many people accepted that religion had solved the
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