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Originally posted by winterkill
Its a thought I wanted to touch on after reading a couple of mocking of religious subjects.
People talking about how science is the savior and religion is defunct.
So here is the question I pose.
Has science really given us what it promised? I'm not saying it is bad, but has it really fulfilled its Utopian promise.
Or is the problem with science the application of it by evil people?
We have GMO's
Vaccines that are creating autism.
Poison in our water,
Radiation cancers from cel phones.
and the list goes on and on
If it is the people and not the science, then maybe we should look at religion the same way. Stop blaming the religion and start blaming people.
Science is great for its discoveries, but the application...?
What do you think?
Originally posted by boymonkey74
reply to post by winterkill
Wrong, Science requires no faith at all, because we have proved it.
We can hope science will solve all the problems mankind but we do not need faith in it.
-The Dune Chronicles
Assumptions based on understanding contain belief in an absolute ground out of which all things spring like plants growing from seeds. Behind such assumptions lies a faith in words that is unquestioned. The act of saying that things exist that cannot be described in words shakes a universe where words are the supreme belief.
If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true or false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced.
“ People live their lives bound by what they accept as correct and true. That's how they define "reality". But what does it mean to be "correct" or "true"? Merely vague concepts... Their "reality" may all be a mirage. Can we consider them to simply be living in their own world, shaped by their beliefs?...
how much can you really see?”