In recent times, religion has been the most dominant belief system but science has challenged religion which has led to secularisation. Replaced by religion? Many sociologists have argued that both religion and science are ideological. Ideology is a set of ideas or beliefs that support the interests of a dominant group by legitimating their social position. Religious belief systems have been challenged by scientific belief systems which emergenced during the period known as enlightenment.
It is not a reliable way. This includes reasoning and making predictions without further testing. Faith is another way that a lot of Christian believers us to seek the truth. The faith based way of seeking the truth is different from the scientific method in that it can answer a lot of questions about the most important truths. (Religious-Science.com 2008) The truths about the purpose of life and that our creator, God wants us to be happy and that he has a plan for each one of us.
Genesis 1-2 can show us that God is all-powerful and all-loving. As far as Genesis 1-2 goes, it is more important to understand the scripture, rather than prove it to be factual. “Although popular images of controversy continue to exemplify the supposed hostility of Christianity to new scientific theories, studies have shown that Christianity has often nurtured and encouraged scientific endeavor, while at other times the two have co-existed without either tension or attempts at harmonization” (Ferngren, 2). Genesis 1-2 is the cause of much unnecessary tension between the religious and scientific communities. The writers of Genesis 1-2 wrote it in a way that presents the Earth’s creation as a factual account of God creating the heavens and the Earth.
Can science and religion be reconciled: Can science and religion be reconciled? Is there a middle ground between belief and factual scientific evidence? Some believe there is, but many believe there isn't. There are so many arguments between the two groups that it feels, sometimes, as if they are at war with each other. One does not understand the other, and vice versa.
McCloskey contended against the three mystical verifications, which are the cosmological argument, the argument from design and the teleological argument. He called attention to the presence of evil on the planet that God made. He likewise called attention to that it is irrational to live by trust or faith. As indicated by McCloskey, confirmations do not essentially assume a fundamental part in the conviction of God. Page 62 of the article expresses that "most theists do not come to have faith in God as a premise for religious conviction, however come to religion as a consequence of different reasons and variables."
The use of faith as a foundation of getting and recieving knowledge is a contreversial topic that has been debated. Faith in the bible is basically what the belief of God is about, having hope for a supernatural being that nobody can implant within you. Human beings always want to inquire more, but for some people inquiring more knowledge means to actually feel it and sense it in order to believe it. To some extent this is the opposite of faith, because faith however is a belief on something or someone without needing to get that “evidence”. There are more than seven billion people on our planet and each individual has a different belief, but why is it that faith as an individual is such a controversial topic?
The belief in a miracle can come from either experiencing them or religious reasons and explanations. People that believe in miracles usually believe in the religious evidence that we are provided with. Christians and Catholics will believe that miracles can happen because there are a lot of stories in the bible that seem to break the laws of nature and almost seem impossible to believe in, for example Jesus healed poorly people and he rose from the dead. In our society people believe that rising from the dead is humanly impossible and then jump into assumptions that this event must of had some sort of supernatural explanation; others will not believe it at all. Catholic people think that if you believe in God miracles seem more obvious to you and if you deny and test the existence of God then it will be harder to see the miracles happen.
Some of the concerns still creating controversy include matters dealing with how life began and evolved, relations and sex, and various research methods. Life’s beginnings and the way it evolved have two different points-of-view according to science and religion. The religious belief is the concept of creationism, that all things, including humans, were created and put on the earth by God. The scientific belief is that the universe was created by a concept called the Big Bang, which in simple terms was a giant explosion that created all of the planets, stars, living creatures, etc. Science also believes that humans were not around at the beginning of life, but that they later evolved from various animals after adapting adaptations to help better suit them to the environment.
However, the athiest idea “if it makes you feel good, then its good” isn’t very good advice. In conclusion, many scientist are now admiting to the intelligent design of our planet coming from a higher power. The prophecies in scripture that predate the advancement in technology. My life has changed through research and studying scripture. I have a better understanding of life’s purpose, its meaning, and the characteristics of my Lord.
No one really has a definite answer to that question. Many beliefs support facts through the Bible, the Holy Qur’an, or any other holy religious book they live by. Scientists use the Charles Darwin Theory or any other scientific theory to support their beliefs. No one really has shown proof if he exists or not. Some believe in the evolution theory that science created human beings.