Science and Religion: Clash or Dance: Your Choice, I guess…


I see that on this day in 1616 the Roman church banned Nicolaus Copernicus’ De revolutionibus orbium coelestium. To be fair, Martin Luther hadn’t been particularly appreciative, either. Copernicus had dedicated the book to Pope Paul III, but, as noted, that didn’t help. Also, to be fair, if such is the right term, in 1758, Pope Benedict XIV had the book removed from the Index of Forbidden Books. It didn’t even take a century and a half to correct course on this…

Ah… Religion and Science…

I have to admit I don’t see why they have to be seen as oil and water…

But, it sure seems to work that way on occasion…

Too bad, because each eye offers something toward a binocular vision that takes us ever deeper into reality, and to understanding our true home.

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  • King Solomon

    The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

    He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

    He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

    Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

    Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

  • Ames

    The insights of science regarding our universe and ourselves present significant challenges to all religions. If those challenges are not addressed consciously and successfully by organized religions, their futures are not bright.


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