Combining Science and Religion

Science is as much as a world of knowledge as the information that you will find in whatever bible that you read. People seem to feel the need to choose one and I’m going to tell you why it’s okay to combine your beliefs, and why you don’t have to sacrifice one set of beliefs for the other.

Science has a never-ending amount of information to give us. It gives us valuable information pertaining to weather, space, and advancements in medicine. Religion bases all of the past and future on what is written biblical. This is valuable in a different way than science is; it provides hope, and if you choose to take the path of your religion, you will find peace and steadiness in what you believe. You never have to question anything, as your religion likely provides you with answers for anything that comes up, especially anything controversial. The issue with this is that sometimes, controversy is good. Not questioning a particular subject could actually be harmful. For example, if we didn’t question certain ideas or theories, we would lose out on learning crucial information. Such as, what if one day someone didn’t bother to learn what chemicals and products react dangerously together, such as rubbing alcohol and bleach, which form chloroform? We always need to be careful and research to improve the science that we are fortunate enough to have access to, and science can help us do more good than harm.

Religious readings and documents everywhere also hold information that many people hold close to their hearts. This is not a poor way to think and live, but it can be detrimental when it’s all you think about, when it’s all you believe, and when you don’t allow yourself to open your mind to other concepts. Even God did, in the common biblical theory that he created the universe, recognized that no man can count the stars. Not even himself.  Jeremiah 33:22 reads ““As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the descendants of David My servant and the Levites who minister to Me.” Psalm 135:7 references the hydrologic cycle, for it reads “He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth;
He makes lightning for the rain;
He brings the wind out of His treasuries.” The bible shows science in reference to weather and space in such examples, never discrediting the scientific evidence that we have come up with over time. The bible also discusses physical and mental well-being in great detail. We did not have the vaccinations like we do today in biblical times, but people used plants to make medicine, which is now known as holistic medicine. Physicians were known as healers. An example of this is stated in Ezekiel 47:12, which reads “Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.” There is no evidence that contradicts holistic or modern medicine, thus allowing us to take advantage of the medical treatments that we have access to.

In conclusion, we are meant to know more than just one side of theories in the world. The bible has statements as valuable as scientific concepts and evidence. The world is far too broad for us to choose just one way of thinking.

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