I never said that science and faith can't go together. Where did you get that? I think it's a hard thing to do though. I know a few very intelligent people who have faith. These people never proselytize and when pushed on the topic admit that their faith gives them comfort even though it doesn't make sense. And I'm fine with that.<quoted text>
New Pope has a Masters in CHEMISTRY.(and a couple doctorates in other areas as well)
CHEMISTRY, as in SCIENCE.....AND RELIGION---proving once again-
Science AND faith, often CAN and DO-go hand in hand.
For those with some actual functioning brain matter anyway.
Faith is a personal thing between you and your god. If you're not pushing it on me, or using my tax dollars to fund your faith, I'm good with it.
Unfortunately, people like my "faithful" friends are not the rational people you hear the most. You hear the zealots who want to convert as many as they can (probably because their religion dictates that they must).