Beyond Belief: Science, Reason, Religion & Surviva

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    anyone watching?
     
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    he can't be dead because he never lived

    yes long time of existing of sick culture was very poetic ('philosophy and religion as illness')

    no, it is degeneration
     
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    when religions that oppress and discourage free thought and speech with the threat of violence are on the rise, it is time to be very afraid.
     
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    I really have no idea why religion and science have to be at odds all the time. If there is a God (which I believe there is) he would have created the science that holds our universe together...so I really don't understand the problem. One doesn't have to exclude the other. It's simply not an either / or type of choice...it's all encompassing.
     
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    One have to exclude the other because science is basing on empirical evidence and religion is basing on fictions
     
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    My way of thinking is that science is man's way to figure out what God did. Science works from the bottom up. God works from the top down. Either way...at some point they meet.

    Even Steven Hawking has said he believes there is order to the universe and that he believes it was made by design. I thought that was interesting to hear such a highly respected physicist say such a thing.
     
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    My way of thinking is that science is humanity's way to find things out. The idea of gods should, like any other unproven assumption, not be up for consideration in the process.
     
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    Because religion fears science, for it robs them of their delusions
     
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    I don't know...but it seems to me that if someone believes in God, they would also believe in everything that He created...which would include science by the way!

    I just don't see the problem with it. Even the book of Genesis and the story of creation seems to come in an order that supports evolution. Man came last...from the dust of the Earth I might add!
     
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