Why do Science and Religion Have to be Seperate?

In Angels and Demons, a scientist, who is also a Priest, sees no problem with Science proving Religion. Yet there are many people in the real world who see this a blatant hypocrisy, much like the Antagonist of the novel. Why? If the Secular world can prove the Religious world, does that lessen the magic of it? Does that destroy your faith?

Imagine, if you will, a message from G-d. Only a handful of people receive it because their brainwaves are tuned to the right frequency. It’s not anything those people have done that is special, they’re not crazy, or super Religious, but they can hear G-d. Now imagine if someone figured out that frequency so we could all experience that joy. That is Science coming to the aide of Religion.

And what about evolution? Well, again, why do they have to be seperate? Where does it say in the Bible that Adam and Eve were Homo Sapien? The Bible was inspired by G-d, but written by man. We knew nothing of the distant past. We had no way of knowing that the Earth was 200 million years old instead of 5000 years old.

The Ultra Religious, and it is not just in one Religion, shun Science. Many in the Scientific community feel that Religion is just superstitions.

For the Religious who shun Science, if they ignore evidence of the Earth being millions of years old, as some do, why not take it a step further, and say that there are no other planets? It is as much self delusion as the other theory.

For the Scientific Minds who shun Religion, if they could just open themselves to the possibility. They don’t have to believe in G-d or any diety, but that something happened. Look at the Religious texts as a puzzle. If they can prove many of the events happened, how glorious would that be?

If we could link the two, perhaps the two warring factions of Science and Religion can become brothers, joined together to solve the mysteries of the Universe.


About MacJew

I am Husband to a beautiful woman, Father to two dogs and two cats. I am dovoutly Jewish. I love to read and write. I am trying to expand my horizons on film beyond the typical Hollywood garbage, so I have been watching foreign films lately. My plans for this blog are to talk about various things that are of interest to me, including Judaism, history, movies, books, et cetera. Anything that comes to mind, really.
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