Science or Religion?


If you give me an option to choose either Science or Religion, I would blindly choose science on any day. However ironic that may sound, I would still pick Science over everything else.

Why?

In very simple terms, if you take every religious book and scripture ever written and burn them all with, no trace left, they won’t be written the same again as they are right now.

But if you do the same thing with science, and then start all over from Zero, Gravity will still exist and will still be 9.8 m/s2.

Religion is based on a myth said by someone, to someone, and then to someone else, and then written by someone, all of them living in different times. Religious books are more of a person’s point of view, rather than being something substantial we can rely upon.

Whereas Science, it is all true. It has its errors, its faults, rights and wrongs. It can be theorized, proved, explained and advanced from time to time.

Religion expects one to live life in the 21st century based on something that was written thousands of years ago, in a completely different world, under some particular circumstances, by someone who was going through something at that particular time and had a completely different opinion and context.

Religion shoves stuff down your throat. You can’t argue!

But with Science, you can argue as much as you want. And if you don’t believe something, you have all the right to get out there, study, and prove your theory.

Moreover, Science is based on facts, data, patterns and numbers.

Religion is based on some ever so elusive entity called God!

Take your pick. Choose Wisely!

P.S. Don’t tell me that religion and science can go hand in hand. No! They cannot.

And also, don’t tell me it is fine have a scientific bend and still believe because you are spiritual, not religious.

That’s just stupid!

Categories: religion, science

154 replies

  1. I’m not religious, but I respect religion. You make the point that science, more or less, contains its own set of issues and the same can be said about religion. I think the expectation that one must chose one over the other is too high for most people. I think people want to believe in science, but in many cases it’s too definite. In science death is death, global warming could be the end of the world, cancer kills, COVID-19 is, indeed, more harmful than the flu, etc. In all of these cases there is no savior, no hope – most people need that. The science vs. religion debate isn’t as black and white as it seems.

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  2. My family was formed because of religion.

    My great-great-great grandfather was from Konigsberg and Jewish. He was forced out of the city, buy the anti-Jewish laws. When he came to the UK, it seems he had had enough of being a Jew and got married in a church. On my mother’s side they are a long Hugunote line.

    But their experience of religion seems to have turned them into agnostics with a good moral philosophy.

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  3. I am very critical of religion the way it is taught and practiced in these times. But, I am a strong believer in the existence of God. Nature is too perfect, morality – the sense of right and wrong – too innate, too inborn to have to be from any other source than an all intelligent being. That said. I also strongly believe that Science is the gradual but definite ongoing discovery of God. I believe an innate knowledge of science, how everything works, how to make what today seems impossible to us happen, God’s divine ability deposited in us is part of what we lost when Adam sinned; and every scientific discovery we make, is the result of the divine spark left in us, which we now discover only through rigorous study, through hard work, rather than through reflexive thought as it would have been, if man hadn’t sinned.

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  4. I agree 100%. Religion is more for hope, but it is very dangerous in that way, as it can easily lead you into living a lie. At the same time, I do not discount the existence of God. I only believe that, if God were real, man has no real basis for explaining what God could be, because there is no scientific way to know.

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  5. Modern science is a systematic way of studying the world. You could say religion/philosophy is a systematic way of studying our existence and life. And while I see where you would think there’s no room for debate, really people have been debating religion and philosophy for as long as they’ve been around. For example, Thomas Aquinas systematically examined just about everything in his Suma, from multiple perspectives. And yes, gravity is always 9.8 m/s^2, but so too is love always kind. Both spheres are pursuits of truth.

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  6. I’ll argue with anyone. Especially the religious fanatics of the world. Adan and Eve had 4 children Seth, Cain, Able and Awan. That is three boys and a girl. At the time there were only 6 people alive on earth. $ men and two women and they were all related, due to the obvious facts and relationships. Sounds like we are all inbred and incestual to me.

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  8. I have one objection and one anecdote illustrating the value of religion:
    My objection is that science cannot be “proved” as you say – the underlying basis of science is that any theory must be testable and falsifiable. As Einstein said (can’t remember the exact words) no amount of experiments can prove me right, and it only takes one experiment to prove me wrong. And this is NOT a weakness of science, and does NOT put it on the same level of religion – the fact that science does not ask you for faith, but rather for the opposite, is one of its great strengths – this is what allows it to progress (unlike religion). Apart from that objection, I’m pretty much with you.
    Anecdote: when my twins were very young I told them there was a bunyip living in our dam that would eat them if they went down to it by themselves. When one of my boys was 4 he came and told me “I don’t believe there is a bunyip mum, I can’t find any evidence of it.” That was a proud mum moment for me. But I did make sure he learned to swim after that.
    In the absence of the ability to swim, belief in a bunyip can be important. 🙂

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  9. My simple argue, look anything around you, the mechanic, say Television or a Watch. That so complicated, It has a creator, the one who created the Television or a Watch, or its manufacturer. Similarly, look at a human being, the eyes, the mouth, the ear, the brain(I think the most complicated thing in this universe) Does is it created own of its own ? No, And how does it function everyday. Because it has a supreme creator.

    I agree with you on few points of yours. Answering to your second question. You said, if burning all the religious book/ scriptures of the world, they won’t be ever written same. I am saying take holy book of Islam, Quran, it was revealed around 1400 years ago. And to your astonishment, the word was, is never changes since it was revealed . Again, if you throw all the holy books in the ocean, leaving no trace, yet the same Holy book -Quran would be produced words by words, verse by verse, why because, the book was memorised by millions of people around the world.

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