posted on Jul, 13 2010 @ 05:36 PM
reply to post by maria_stardust
I have to tell you a story about something that I did waaaay waaay back when I was in college. I decided to do a term paper based upon the notion
that there was science afoot throughout the Holy Bible. This was at Utah State University, and my prof was not enthusiastic about the paper.
As a sidebar to the paper, I wanted to point out that much of the language was interpretive within context of the reader.
This all stemmed from me deciding one lonely night, that I would go through the Bible and highlight everything that strongly resonated to me as
science. I was amazed. I stayed up all night and I had a majority of my Bible highlighted......... and I wasn't even to the interesting passages
of Ezekiel yet!
So.... I went to various locally-accepted lerned scholars of theology to discuss my findings. I wanted first their view, and then I hoped to engage
them in a discussion of what I had discovered. I was very amazed to find that all three of them were easily able and willing to discuss my ideas.
This, of course, completely shattered my paradigms of the Mormons, as I'd cubbyholed them (in my mind) into a box of rather shallow mindedness.
Perhaps the paper was too charged with rhetoric, and perhaps my juvenile agenda was all too apparent, and perhaps it was just not a well written
paper. I squeaked by with a C-.
I did the same exercise a few years later, just for my own benefit, trying to be very open-minded toward either direction. I did the same thing
with the Qu'ran.
I believe that science and religion are completely compatible; I believe that they use different language to describe similar phenomena. Certainly
there are stories in various religious text about people for which science has no offering. Just my..... very humble........ opinion.
I have been called a universalist before. I could swear both of them wanted to spit afterward. It doesn't sound so bad to me.
Isn't it a very interesting time to be alive? I think it is.