The Pros And Cons Of Religion

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Science is a religion that requires faith, credence and perseverance.

As the world progresses into the 21st century, a new era of scientific and technological revolution, we are becoming more and more connected and united. International communication is quicker and easier, worldwide travel is cheaper and accessible - we are becoming increasingly more allied and integrated as both individuals and as a populace. However these new unions have segregated us further in new ways; by our principles, our attitudes and our traditions. One of the prevalent dividing aspects of the new world is the conflict of conventional religion. Whether it’s within the same religion; between similar or disparate religions; irreligion, and other philosophies; religion causes discordance. With the emergence of modern science and the transformation of societal and natural views, the clash between traditional religions and science, bluntly stated by (Drees, 2005), “an age-old contest between secular and revealed knowledge,” has intensified. This ‘contest’ has
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Science acknowledges reason, empiricism, and evidence, while religions include revelation, faith and sacredness (Wikipedia, 2014). While this division of methodologies is accurate, in my view, science also requires the adoption of revelation and faith into its methodologies. Revelation is an important methodology in science, without revelation, Archimedes wouldn’t have exclaimed 'Eureka!'; Einstein wouldn’t have developed his special theory of relativity and Newton would have only been angered by an apple falling on his head. The difference is that traditional religions require revelation through divine inspiration, communication from God and religious messengers- science relies on
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