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Science was made to help understand the world that surrounds us. Religion, whether you personally subscribe to it or not, was made to give us some meaning to the world. Despite much tension between the two their seems to be a misconception that one is more suitable than another. Simply put while you may not believe in both you can't say one is more fitting than another because they both fulfill their own unique roles, amirite?

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Unfortunately, many people try to replace science with religion, so myths which were supposed to be used for teaching lessons and passing on traditions are embraced as empirical fact.

a_fetuss avatar a_fetus Yeah You Are +11Reply

Personally I think religion was invented to control people.

this quote easily expresses my complicated opinions on such topics

Please fix this to roles

@OnePenguin Please fix this to roles

it is roles, in the post isn't it?

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@OnePenguin It has been fixed

oh, than i must find and offer my thanks to the watchful internet vigilante whom takes it upon himself to fix the spelling errors of the internet!

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The fact they "fill inque roles" doesn't mean they can be in harmony.

Also, religion was created to explain the world around us.... So uh.
Yeah.

Also, in modern days it may be seen as they way you state but don't you think there are far more nobel and fufulling paths than trying to get into heaven, a completely selfish thing, I might add. . .

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@Runy The fact they "fill inque roles" doesn't mean they can be in harmony. Also, religion was created to explain the...

Not really. let me explain, let's take the bible. The bible is more of an origins story for mankind as it tells us of our creation, it details on how we should behave, however It never elaborates on actual creation or the natural world. It doesn't explain the rain, or the stars, in fact all it does is tell you that god created them. What the bible does is give various stories to explain moral dilemmas and upstanding character in the face of adversity.Beyond the bible there are few religions that emphasize the "how" we came to be here, instead most focus on the "why" we are here, whether it be to please a benevolent omniscient being, or to uphold outstanding moral values. Science on the other hand never gives us a "why" we are here, as that is not its job. Instead it tells us how we got here through data and facts. Its important to remember that one of the staples of science is never to prove only to explain. This is simply because science's goal is not to prove, but is instead a device for understanding. It is, however, entirely up to the individual to decide which truths are evident. Remember science is no more a religion than religion is a science.

Qeezs avatar Qeez Yeah You Are +1Reply

religion was invented in place of science because people hadn't thought up science yet. They couldnt figure out how the world was formed, and thus created a being that created everything. I'm honestly surprised religion has lasted as long as it has, but as long as people still fear death religion will still exist.

@soberlikekesha religion was invented in place of science because people hadn't thought up science yet. They couldnt figure out how...

As long as people don't understand, religion shall exist. Religion is a belief and as long as there is that which is unknown than humans shall always have to believe in what they can not know, or comprehend. Religion is more than an explanation of death, its an elaboration of life, a comprehensive need for man to explain that which he could never comprehend for it is impossible to comprehend infinity. If in knowing everything humans know of a God than religion will cease to exist because it is no longer a belief, but instead becomes a fact. The same is true if there is no god at the end of infinite knowledge than this knowledge becomes fact.

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Religion is usually used for selfish reasons. It's to make people feel better about themselves and to know that they serve a place somewhere (heaven). Every human being needs to endure the feeling of love which is where God comes in place. Science usually gives evidence and strict facts.

@coolstory Religion is usually used for selfish reasons. It's to make people feel better about themselves and to know that...

Is science not its own selfish desire. Think not of your own beliefs for a minute here and let me explain mine. Science is the pursuit of knowledge and why do we seek knowledge? for the same reason we flock to religion. Because we need order, as a race the unknown terrifies us. However, it is at this point that these two part as religion gives a "meaning" to life it gives there a reason for being, rather than just being, science simply doesn't. Science seeks to help mankind understand the world in which we live it gives no purpose to life but it does further the understanding of the universe. both seek to help alleviate our fear of the unknown, yet the two are so profoundly different simply because they were made to be different. Science was never made to replace religion it was made to merely explain the realm that science could not, and vice verse.

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How bizarre, i guess it is all in the wording. I never even knew you made that post, but I guess we'll have to share the credit for this one.

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