Science and Religion

Lately here in the U.S., there is quite a controversy going on regarding the attempt to introduce the "Intelligent Design" concept into the public schools, alongside the accepted theory of Darwinian evolution. Some see "ID" as a veiled version of creationism.

Can science and religion co-exist? I think so.

Both science and religion are human endeavors seeking to understand the meaning of life. Science seeks to understand how It works and how to improve It. Religion seeks to reveal Its purpose and to discern how to align one's life with that aim. To me, they are the complementary halves of a whole.

For many people these days, God is pretty much dead. For others, God is still going strong. For some, the old-fashioned notion of a robed father figure sitting on a fluffy throne is still current; for other's, it's gone, replaced by a more mystical notion of God as a creative life-force that is in and around everything, connecting and powering everything somehow.

Personally, I believe there is a connection between God and Science. Science is the way to improve Life so that we can fulfil our higher purpose here on Earth.

"The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly."
~ Gandhi

"What does the Lord require of you? Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly with your God."
~ Micah

May God (whatever He or She is) give us grace to live rightly. More orthopraxy (right action), less orthodoxy (right belief).


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