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Science and Religion

Ever since I was a child I always had a deep love for anything science.  Not a day would go by where you wouldn’t find me with my face stuffed in a science book or magazine. But religion was nothing to me then.  I never cared one or another until I got older and started delving into the more esoteric.  Despite that I started becoming more religious along the pagan path my understanding and appreciation for science hasn’t wavered. My religious beliefs, no matter what new discovery is made hasn’t killed my religious beliefs either.  So the question is how can I accept religion while accepting science in the same breath?  For me it’s relatively easy and seeing those who are religious deny science fact is an oddity to me.  Why would science destroy your religious convictions?  Nothing that I have read has stated as a matter of fact that the Gods don’t exist.  Sure, you can read the convincing thesis of Richard Dawkins God Delusion book, but it’s an opinion, not fact much like any other atheist claim of the non-existence of deity.  Conversely, theists have no evidence either for their convictions.  It’s all faith and opinion that something divine exists or not no matter what atheists like to say.

The evolution issue is silly for Christians to argue against because we do not live in a static planet let alone a static universe meaning it’s all ever changing.  So if the Gods, in their all omnipotent glory, created an ever changing world, but didn’t give living creatures the built-in ability to evolve along with their environment than what chances of survival would their creations have in the long run?  None.  So it only makes sense that evolution exists as a means for living creatures to survive in a world and universe that is constantly changing daily.  As the atheist points to evolution as a reason to not believe in deity, I point to it as a reason to believe, but that is just my opinion much like their opinion that evolution disproves deity.

I accept everything science proves and if it happens to garner the advance technology that can disprove deity once and for all with no questioning it than I’ll accept it, but I doubt any such technology will be made.  Atheists can make their claims and those who are religious can continue to do as well, but we can’t become closed-minded fools in the process like those evangelical Christians and Richard Dawkins indulge in daily.

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A review site of the stories and products that cross my path

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"Blending the colorful issues of life with the unapologetic truth of scripture, while adding some gracious ferocity.”

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Posts and ramblings of Aquarium-loving South African Asatruar/Heathen Karl Andresson. Will post anything that may tickle my fancy. Original posts as well as many reblogs. All media belong to their respective owners - unless stated otherwise, and will be removed if the owners show any objections as to the use of their property.

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