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Are you a religious person who ignores science?

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I am agnostic before anyone jumps to any conclusions about my beliefs. But I do have a question. Having looked through this forum a little bit I have seen several posts from believers who seem astounded that anyone can be atheist. As though it is absurd that someone doesn't see the "facts" that God exists. Now as I have said before I neither beleive nor disbeleve but I want to know how beleivers feel about things being the other way. For example dinosaurs and evolution and stuff. There seems to be a wealth of tangible evidence that could prove evolution but people seem so hell bent disbelieving. I want to know how any of you beleivers feel about why a lot of science is so absurd and why religion offers a more plausable alternative.

Things like the magnitude and complexity of the universe make me think a higher power must be involved but then the lack of "miracles" and things like that make me question it. Like if all the stuff in the bible is true then how come none of it has happened since?
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Rhichter Jan 30, 2013
"That could prove evolution."

The biggest misconception about evolution is ultimately a purposeful one. From a scientific standpoint, you would have an easier time disproving the theory of relativity and Newton's theory of gravitation.

In fact, if someone tasked me with trying to disprove either newton or Darwin, i would chose newton because at least there is a slight sliver of hope that i may actually find some tangible piece of evidence that opposes it.

Evolutionary biology is infallible.

And nah, i'm a scientist at heart. (And education). Being an atheist just lends merit to my understanding.
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Alphasunking Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like science too much to ignore it but I only really read general science articles don't like it enough to study it out side of college.
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silverHyacinth Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm Muslim and science actually plays a very large role in my religion.
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Totally-dead Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Only part of it. As is so common with many religions.
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kausawolf Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm religious, but completely believe science :3
They can go together, and skiff you reelly renounce all science you are doing yourself a disservice.

No one has all the answers, we're on earth to learn and grow, skiff you completely blow out science you aren't learning oar growing very much!


(saury in advance fur the fishy puns...it's a long dory)
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:iconsky-quill:
sorry for such a long post but its worth the read.

ah the old reason VS. faith. debate. well I can say with some experience with both sides that no. I do not disregard factual science. I actually find it awe inspiring to see all the wonders of our world. However for those who do I can give a little in site to why.

There are people who read the bible in the context of our legalistic mind set of today. the bible is compiled of many books written by different people. and many of those books are associated with different theologies as well (Judaism and Islam)these books are thought to be inspired by god.

And that's where the similarity's end. The language of the bible can be enchanting but at the same time difficult to understand. It takes a lifetime of study, meditation, and prayer to even begin to comprehend its meaning. However there are those who read a single verse of a single book and assume that they understand the context and intent of the words. THIS IS THE MAIN REASON FOR MOST MISUNDERSTANDINGS.

Now evolution comes into play with the script of genesis where it is described how god created the world. Those with the "legalism" mind set think "well if its not in the bible its not true" which is foolish. The bible gives a VERY broad description of creation which is surprisingly similar to the big bang theory and such. IE. let there be light = explosion of gases and energy.

Secondly one must also take the view of evolution from a theological perspective to understand why some people might be offended. even when none was intended. Christians and Jews (not sure about Muslims) believe that god crafted the world to his design in. some think it actually was 6 days some think otherwise. they believe that it was planned. while the theory of evolution is incredibly solid and logical. many non theists state it in a manner that completely disregards any supernatural or intelligent design. and this is what sets off a lot of people.

as we have all heard there is no scientific evidence to prove or disprove theology. and then you have the spaghetti monster joke by anti-theists. to put it simply. whatever happened was over a millennium ago time has passed and the world has changed physically. It is not the job of science to prove or disprove. Nor is it's job to educe social change.

Science is what is known to man by solid facts based on observable evidence.

Science is the how. and for many theology is the why.

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Now evolution comes into play with the script of genesis where it is described how god created the world. Those with the "legalism" mind set think "well if its not in the bible its not true" which is foolish. The bible gives a VERY broad description of creation which is surprisingly similar to the big bang theory and such. IE. let there be light = explosion of gases and energy.

Sorry but Genesis doesn't even come close to what science currently says. I hate the fact that people will dismiss a literal interpretation but still try to claim Genesis is relevant in at least some way. It isn't, it's a complete load of rubbish just like every other creation story written by people who had no understanding whatsoever of the world. I wish "moderates" would simply come out and say that part of their hoyl book is flat-out wrong rather than trying to make excuses for it.
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:iconjakethedogplz::iconsaysplz: we all have our own way bro...we all have our own way :iconhugplz:
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:iconcapturedjoe:
I'm a rather strict Roman Catholic, but I don't ignore science. I think science and Religion don't need to contradict each other. Or in most cases ayway.
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