Science and Religion Essay

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Science and religion have always collided. Science is based on observation and what we can prove. Religion on the other hand makes arguments analytical in nature and requires faith. The basis though may not seem similar. A scientist might call this as the order in the universe or the Energy, which is transmitted in the world we live in. Religions like to look this ultimate reality as God. This entity is capable of setting an order in the universe and is nothing but what religion defines as God. Science and Religion then appear to be tied up like two versions of the same subject. What major affects does science have on religion in the past two centuries? From Isaac Newton, who discovered gravity, Thomas Edison who invented to light…show more content…
All these affect religion and who believes it and to what extent we as people actually believe. In today’s society people want to be able to grasp, to hold it, and even just feel it. So how do some people believe in God, we are not able to see him, hold him, let alone hear him? So how can we actually believe in something that is not there? Now you see this is how science draws us away from our beliefs. Science says that, “seeing is believing.” Meaning that if u can see something then you can believe in it. We are not able to see him. But his existence could be debated using knowledge based on what we see around us. For instance when we throw coins on a table, these coins will stop and arrange themselves on the table. What made the coins be in the order we see them after they have been thrown? Maybe it was the cause of Newton’s Laws. But then again this order as proposed by Science implies an order setter. Is this God, a human like, yet unseen being? Are his features well defined? How do we describe the qualities of such a being? If He is perfect, his features are the highest level of moral standards, then we can say that him and is followers are beyond our understanding. We might say that he is wise, he knows all, and he is merciful and powerful. But these just limits how we express things not described by our won language. It is possible we might not have
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