Besoeker2 wrote:Over the years, even centuries, science has offered many explanations of how things work, evolve, go extinct with theories and testable evidence.
Religion does not.
The subject is the Craziness of Comparing Evolution and Gravity. You did just that.
Of course that is what atheists and other Leftists do, try to confuse and obfuscate.
Science is a good thing. Christianity is also a good thing. One talented writer has stated that mankind lived without science for many centuries, but not without religion.
This "science" about which you and others wax effusive gave humanity:
1. Nuclear bombs, used at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and threatening today from North Korea and Iran,
2. Zyklon B poison gas, used on hundreds of thousands of Jews in Germany,
3. Sex change operations,
4. Partial birth abortions,
5. *Toxic* gasoline, now *poisoning the air and the entire earth!*
... their books (by Dawkins and Harris) are identical in their message: Because scientific theories are true, religious beliefs must be false. (Sam) Harris has conveyed the point by entitling an essay "Science Must Destroy Religion." His call to jihad cannot be long delayed. - The Devil's Delusion, page xii
In all this, two influential ideas are at work. The first is that there is something answering to the name of science. The second is that something answering to the name of science offers sophisticated men and women a coherent vision of the universe. The second claim is false if the first claim is false. And the first claim is false. Nothing answers to the name of science. And Nothing has no particular method either, beyond the immemorial dictates of common sense.
We have been vouchsafed four powerful and profound scientific theories since the great scientific revolution of the West was set in motion in the seventeenth century - Newtonian mechanics, James Clerk Maxwell's theory of the electromagnetic field, special and general relativity, and quantum mechanics. - Ibid
These splendid artifacts of the human imagination have made the world more mysterious than it ever was. We know better than we did what we do not know and have not grasped. - page xiii
"Religion's power to console," Richard Dawkins writes in The God Delusion, "doesn't make it true." Perhaps this is so, but only a man who has spent a good deal of time snoring on the down of plenty could be quite so indifferent to the consolations of religion, wherever and however they may be found. One wonders, in any case why religion has the power to console and why it has had this power over the course of human history." - The Devil's Delusion, by David Berlinski, page 11, 12