posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 12:06 AM
American Heritage Dictionary
1. Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe.
2. A personal or institutionalized system grounded in such belief and worship.
2. The life or condition of a person in a religious order.
3. A set of beliefs, values, and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader.
4. A cause, principle, or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion.
[Middle English religioun, from Old French religion, from Latin religiō, religiōn-, perhaps from religāre, to tie fast; see rely.]
I have included that definition because in the current world, we seem to have a greater value for tangible evidence than we do extrasensory
observation. At the same time, please read the first line of the definition but exclude "super" from supernatural. That is the definition for
science. In line four, leave out "spiritual". We have clearly made science a kind of religion. Just as the churches have skewed the Absolute
Truth about everything, so has science done in its lust for power and money. Neither are interested in enlightening us and both demand our unwavering
devotion and blind faith.
Now, having a spiritual outlook on life only adds to life. I used to be one of the mindless adherants to science. For well over twenty years I
believed a good part of what scientists published, or at least took it as a step closer to the Absolute Truth. I lost that as so many errors were
glaring in so many reports and studies. My own intuition had told me so the whole time, starting when I began studying medicine over 25 years ago.
But I had faith that science would triumph. Sadly, it never did. But then neither did any religion. I can tell you, when you truly believe in
nothing, life is a hollow experience.
I'm not here to expound my discoveries or to preach my beliefs. I just wanted to point out that science demands and receives the same sort of
devotion to practice and mindless defense that the church does. It is no less an organized religion. And it is unlikely that many people actually go
through life as objectively as they like to think.
Just look at the debunkers here.