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Religion versus Science: The Lack of Proof

            Religion versus Science: The Lack of Proof.
             Science and religion often seem to be at battle with one another. For many, science has become their religion while others try to conform science to their religion. Both "heartless science" and "mindless religion" miss truths about the nature of our existence in the universe. Naturally each side is quick to point out the errors and flaws that are obvious in the other's position. Religion has lost much of its credibility over the past half century and I believe if you want answers and not myths or legends, science is the way to go.
             Ever since the Papal Decision which was entered into the record of the Holy Office in 1633 against Galileo Galilei , religion and science have been at odds. Galileo wrote "The sun is the center of the universe and immovable, and that the earth is not the center of the same and that it moves." (trans 1661) During an inquisition by the Holy Catholic Church, he would later recant this statement to satisfy the clergy and avoid death but not imprisonment. This was the first recorded incident of scientific theory challenging religious belief. .
             The Merriam-Webster's definition of science "is the state of knowing: knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding." Science offers simple, valid and logical explanations for some of the "miracles" described in Holy Books. Science's dispassionate stare examines issues publicly; exchanges information openly, discusses awkward points objectively, and builds up ideas and theories that expose the most complex as an outcome of the simple. The studies are impartial and the definition of the truth is ever-changing in Science. The more observations that are made the closer you get to the truth. .
             "The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

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