Science Vs. Religion: The Relationship Between Science And Religion

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Christina Malkoun REG 213 Dr. Jerome Daher Science and Religion Man’s attempt to understand the universe resulted in the foundation of science and religion. Science and religion have both influenced lives all throughout history. Societies, technologies and ethics all developed because of scientific discoveries and religious teachings. Science and religion debated about the origin of the universe, the meaning of life, the occurrences of phenomena, and gave different answers. Science depends on the scientific method to obtain accurate results, whereas, religion is a collection of miracles and myths. This difference in perspective and the different methods of logic and thinking adopted by each of science and religion aroused the conflicts between…show more content…
Many believed that science and religion complete each other, and are in fact compatible since a person can be both a devout Christian and a man of science at the same time. Religious men who have contributed to scientific development include Mendel, Lemaitre, and Bacon. Many scientists also dedicated their work to religion. They believed that natural phenomena are organized by a rational God. Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Kepler, Faraday, Maxwell, and Pasteur were all very religious men. As said by Louis Pasteur, the father of microbiology and the developer of “pasteurization”, “The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the creator.” However, through the Church’s condemnation of many of science’s brilliant minds to conspiracies and secret organizations whose sole purpose was the opposition of what the Church believes, science and religion have proven to be…show more content…
The objective of religion is of a higher quality than that of science. What is the value of man’s material belongings when he lives without the moral principles offered by religion? After all, man is a finite being since he is a mortal; thus, he can never enjoy material wealth forever. Simple food may satisfy one’s hunger, but the greatest pleasures are that of the soul. It is true that science works on finding ways to modify the quality of life. However, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” (Luke 4:4). One cannot deny that science has played a major role in improving our practical life and needs, and it also satisfied our curiosity and eagerness for truth. But without religion, our life is mechanical and has no

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