Re: Theos-World Science and religion in the modern world - 01
Jan 27, 2006 05:21 PM
by Cass Silva
1. Science might have facilitated our life and health, but it has
taken away the wonders of life: sunsets have come to be perceived
as wavelengths and frequencies; the mysteries of the universe have
been reduced to mathematical equations; even the self-worth of
humans has been demolished.
Cass: Yes science has facilitated our life and health by giving us longer existences. I do not agree with the second sentence as Plato saw the universe in much the same way, geometrically.
2. The technology that seems to unite us actually divides us. We
might be collected electronically across the globe, yet we are
alone. Violence, division, fracture, betrayal and skepticism have
become the new values of modern life, and cynicism and demand for
proof the paths of the seeker. Nothing is sacred before science.
As science probes deeper and deeper into God's creations in a
divide-and-conquer manner, it raises only more questions than it
Cass: This should not be laid at the feet of Science. It is everyones duty to probe the laws of nature.
3. The ancient war between science and religion is over, and
science has won, though not fairly. In the radical reorientation
of our society today, the old signposts of religion have become
meaningless. In the virus-like and exponential growth of science,
we are spinning out of control as our faiths are left behind, with
the result, we have started seeking spiritual truths in UFOs and
channeling. The modern soul is lonely and tormented, as it accepts
no meaning in anything beyond technology.
Cass: The early church fathers did this when they separated science as being an integral part of religion.
4. Science is destroying, not saving us. The church might have
tried to slow the unremitting march of science, occasionally with
misguided means, but its intention has always been of benevolence.
Look around you and understand that science has only brought in
chaos and pollution, its promises never being kept.
Cass: The bible, the Quran and whatever the Jewish Bible is have done this very successfully for the past 2000 years.
5. Science, that seeks to replace God today, lacks accountability.
It never warns us about the bad part of its technology. And when
technology overshoots its benevolent mark and threatens to destroy
the world, it is the church, the Pope, who tours around nations,
calling for restraint. And yet science proclaims the church is
ignorant and spurns it, whenever it tries to reach out to the
people affected by science.
Cass: The argument put forward by the Church of a personal entity whose name is God is ridiculous and should be laughed at.
6. Actually it is science which is more ignorant: in the same way
that the man who pays scant respect for the awesome power of
lightning is more ignorant than the man who respects it but cannot
define lighning. When science looks at the heavens through its
telescopes and proclaims that the slightest change in the atomic
levels of the universe would have rendered it as a lifeless mist,
can't it find the hand of God in this grand scheme of life and
matter? Believing in mathematical impossibility rather than a
greater power signifies only spiritual bankruptcy.
Cass: More ranting
7. If science does not believe in God, it must at least belive
that when it abdicates its faith in a greater power, it abandons
the sense of accountability, which creates only chaos and
destruction. Whereas faith, all faiths, insist on accountability:
to each other, to ourselves and to a higher truth, which is why it
is voice of guidance to the common people to their simple souls,
even though the faiths and its followers might be flawed.
Cass: Accountability is not a belief in God, but a belief in the god within each and every one of us. As I previously stated, more religious dogma, separating state and church.
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