Should Science Make You Lose Faith in God?. Five contemporary issues in science and religion. Visit Our Webpage www.SaintAnselmOregon.org. Week 1 – Science and Religion: The History of Conflict. Introduction: Modes of engagement.
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Five contemporary issues in science and religion
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly 96 million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.
The Sea of Faith
Was once, too, at the full, and round earth’s shore
Lay like the folds of a bright girdle furl’d
But now I only hear
Its melancholy, long withdrawing roar,
Retreating, to the breath
Of the night-wind, down the vast edges drear
And naked shingle of the world.
And we are here as on a darkling plane
Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
Where ignorant armies clash by night.
Pythagoras, sixth century BCE
Science and religion are inextricably interrelated.
Aristotle, 384-322 BCE
Theology = Science of God
“When the question is asked what we are to believe in regard to religion, it is not necessary to probe into the nature of things, as was done by those whom the Greeks call physisi; nor need we be in alarm lest the Christian should be ignorant of the force and number of the elements – the motion and order and eclipses of the heavenly bodies … and a thousand other things which those philosophers either have found out or think they have found out … It is enough for the Christian to believe that the only cause of all created things, … whether heavenly or earthly … is the goodness of the Creator, the one true God.”
“I Galileo, being of my seventieth year, being a prisoner and on my knees, and before your Eminences, having before my eyes the Holy Gospel, which I touch with my hands, abjure, curse, and detest the error and the heresy of the movement of the earth.”