A friend of mine at thoughtsalone.com had this great post that got me thinking about so many things. How is it that religion and science became enemies fighting against each other? How is it that science and religion became an either/or thing? Many more questions than answer of course.
For me, science and religion work together – one attempts to explain the how and what of things as best it can. The other attempts to explain the why of things as best it can. Religion is not science and science should not be religion. That’s not to say the two should be totally separate – that’s impossible. But when we have religious figures attempting to say something scientific, like the creation of the earth happened in seven 24 days, then we have a situation where people start to assume that all religious people believe that way. The Bible isn’t a book of science. It’s not a book of history either – atleast not of history as we understand history in the 21st century. It is a book of theology – a book attempting to explain why things happens from a theological standpoint – in other words it’s about relationship with God.
There’s so much that we don’t know, and I’m ok with that. Of course, it would still be ok if I wasn’t ok with it either, because I’m not in control.