Science and religion

Sunday January 4th, Sirach 24: Wisdom praises herself, and tells of her glory in the midst of her people. 2In the assembly of the Most High she opens her mouth, and in the presence of his hosts she tells of her glory: 3‘I came forth from the mouth of the Most High, and covered the earth like a mist. 4I dwelt in the highest heavens. Modern fundamentalism tends to reject wisdom.  There is an unhealthy resistance to the study of evolution, and many other forms of science, both physical and social.  There is also a resistance to the critical methods of scriptural study.  And in some circles there is an anti-intellectualism that seems to defy all reason.  We can see this most clearly in fundamentalists teachings in other religions, especially Islam, but often fail to see it in our own brand of fundamentalism.  But wisdom is a gift from God.  A gift that allows us the opportunity to discover in ever widening circles, the wonder of God’s creation.  The next time you encounter anti-evolution arguments, or the substitution of it’s close cousin “intelligent design” (as if using the word intelligent makes it so) remember they are just attempts to put square pegs in round holes.  In the end they only serve to stifle the wonders of discovering God’s handiwork.  Science and religion are not at odds, they are simply two ways to look at the wonders of this world God created (through evolution) and called good. 


Blogger John Joseph Flanagan said...

The article reveals in your own words that you are lacking in faith in God, but you do put faith in science instead, and you believe God created us through evolution. What nonsense.

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