I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Ponticus Pilot, was crucified died and buried. He descended to hell and rose again on the 3rd day in accordance with the scriptures. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead and His kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the Resurrection of the Body and Life Everlasting.
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There is no contradiction between them. Only fools who insist of reading the Bible literally and mistake it for a science textbook rather than a moral guide think there is a contradiction. Religion and Science belong to different, non-overlapping magisteria. They complement each other, not contradict.
science. It's plainly obvious and produces recreatable practical application of the real world. If I did not believe in it I would be protesting that we do not breath in oxygen and that HCl is not an acid cuz it's rainbow unicorn blood and that random unexplainable events, that defy our understanding of the physical world, happen because a galactic Emperor sensed my plight from across the universe and redefined established scientific facts just for me. I would be praying to a burger restaurant and rolling my eyes in the back of my head while I attempt to 'read' a metal pole and divine spirits of earth through a geology pamphlet, screaming as loud as I can in a with a doomy inflection in my voice about atlantis rising to scare the demons into hiding from my mermaid pals I summon when others are not looking. I would be wearing a foil hat, a jesus robe and a fanny pack while I clutch a tattered baby doll with only one eye and no hair. -
There are quite a few atheist on this site. I am one; you're welcome to look over the Q&A on my profile; you'll see a number of questions where atheist can be found and followed. The ones under my answer to,"What is the point of showing empathy?" are noteworthy. You're welcome to join in on the ongoing discussion. - I'll add that a science isn't something that you need to "believe" in; it is based on observable, measurable, testable, repeatable evidence. Saying,"I believe in science." is like saying,"I believe in the chair I'm sitting in.". The concept of, belief, has no requirement to be based on factual data; it is only the mental assertions of an individual. God, on the other hand, can only be based on belief or faith.
Well, what do you mean by "science?" The dictionary meaning of science is knowledge. I believe in knowledge, and I believe in God. I use knowledge to believe in God and the Bible. Many things in the fields of astronomy, physics, anthropology, genetics, paleontology, archaeology, geology, and just about every other field of observable science has confirmed the Bible's accuracy over and over again. I believe in God and the Bible, and because of knowledge I can say with the utmost confidence that everything the Bible says, everywhere from the beginning of time to the end, is true.
I don't believe in god and I do trust science, but I don't think they have to be separate. I don't know how some people can see all the evidence of evolution, and say "that's not real," And see the complete lack of evidence for a deity and say "god is definitely real I can sense him."
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Nature. and subsequently science. Science is observable evidence, hence needs not a belief though. Science is a way to explain the nature of beings. To give you a basic difference between god and science, there's a quote that I'd like to share very much: "Science proposes something and does everything to disprove it; while, god proposes something and does everything to STOP people from disproving it".
As an atheist youre not alone. Theres a lot of atheists. But i respect the fact that you werent rude towards christianity in your question. Thanks , hats off to you for that. But i feel like God is the right way. I think something would have to have a pretty strong knowledge to create everything and everyone. And i dont think it happened by random chance. Molecules self replicating i mean. So many people misunderstand the bible and call it false. Theyre just judging what they dont comprehend. I think the internet is a great blessing given to people. You can see God and his signs on the internet. You just have to search for it :)
Science is possible precisely because there is a Supreme Being, the Creator, God or (Allah to some). Scientists have faith that the laws of the universe do not keep changing, so they can do controlled experiments over and over; so they can calculate how to send a craft to the moon and back. But 'belief' is not the same as 'trust'. The Bible says that demons believe in God, and tremble. My trust is in God and in Jesus Christ. But I certainly believe in science, enjoy science, as do many other Christians. In fact, many great pioneers in science have believed in a Supreme God. Bacon, Galilei, Pascal, Kepler, Newton, Boyle, Faraday, to name a few.
First, let us think about science - there can't be limits for scientific experiments. Each day brings new scientific developments, either, finding, a new theory, Equipment or negating what had been believed so far, and in this way, there's no end to it. so, the end will never come to these experiments - the scientists, call, this, as, the universe, cosmos, milky way,and so on, and, we (even these very same scientists too ) call it simply as GOD. this is like, a simple interchanging of meanings - ie. if the dictionary, given the meaning for GOD, if we take it, for science or vice versa. Finally, the agreement, which is consensual, ie. there can't be an end to these scientific experiments, itself proves the, existence of the Omnipresent/ Omnipotent.