Thursday, April 8, 2010

Scholar Says Religion And Science Can Co-Exist

From a professor and former priest at UC Irvine:

I don't think that every scientific research contradicts earliest beliefs, so long as those religious beliefs lead to religious truths. And science has nothing to tell me about the purpose of life or the meaning of the word or, as I said, our relationship with a creator and to each other of identical values. This is the same science, but there's no reason why scientific knowledge should challenge religious faith, no. There are a few scientists, it's more minority, who articulate the different position, but that's not based on their sciences, it's based on a philosophical materialism.

Yes, science does not answer the question of how to live your life, or why. But neither does religion. The answers that religion does provide are pulled out of thin air and frequently contradictory (both between religions and within the same religion.)

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