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Friday, July 19, 2019

On God, Religion, and Science

Religion and science are not always antagonistic—both can have a symbiotic relationship. If the religion is dominated by good thinkers and it seeks to explain to its adherents the nature of the universe, and it views god as the entity that has given birth to the material world by creating the laws of science and mathematics, then an investigation into the nature of god becomes an investigation into the nature of the universe and the laws of science and mathematics. The cooperation between religion and science is one of the reasons behind the progress that mankind has achieved. We have risen from the Stone Age level of existence to modern civilization in mere 3000 years, a relatively small span of time. The “Iron Curtain” between religion and science is a recent development. It came up in the 20th century when atheism became the world’s dominant intellectual and political force.

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