Have you noticed that some people consider science to be their religion, and some people consider their religion to be their science. Think about it.
Imagine a world, if there was no such thing as science – only religion. No scientific knowledge or anything that would come from science. What world would exist, if there was no science of any kind and only religion existed? And no one challenged these religions? I know what kind of world I think would exist. Try to imagine what the world would be like with no science anywhere.
Now, imagine a different world, where there was no such thing as religion. None whatsoever. No spiritual beliefs, no belief in a higher power, no belief in a greater consciousness – no beliefs in anything religious or spiritual, and only science existed. Science alone existed in the consciousnesses of all the people. And no one ever thought any way except the scientific way. Try to imagine what this world would be like.
To me, both of these worlds would be so imbalanced that life on either of these worlds would be far, far behind where we are now in our world. These two worlds would be woefully incomplete and missing SO MUCH!
Now, imagine a world where science and religion both existed. This is a world where each one may struggle against the other, but each touches and reaches a part inside us, that must be touched or reached. Each offers something to the contribution of all of life. In turn, each contributes to society and the growth of life in this world. Where will they both meet? Only inside the individual – inside the individual’s choice of finding answers for themselves. Only within ourselves.
Although there is friction between science and religion, remember, without friction, we would not be able to use two legs and two feet to grip the road beneath us helping us to climb to the mountain tops and see far, far into the distance beyond our own vision.
You say it so well, Jodie, and I heartily agree!