Sure, and now it is utterly unnecessary to science.<quoted text>
Its commonley understood amoung serious scholars (not anti-religious bigots) that the Church was the font of our sciuentific enlightenment. Unlike other religions the Christian religion believed ina God who made a descernable universe capable of being understood by mans intleeigence (because it was made by a rational god)
It is this point that is most used to explain why the western world had such a huge advancment in the creation and fruits of science.
The developed the rules of evidences, the scientific method, the university system, and countless scientist were and still are believing Christians.. Including Gallileo, who proofs for heleocentrism were infact flawed and did not prove what was already widley understood since copernicus as probably true but not yet demostratable through impirical proofs.
The Church does get credit for fostering intentionally the scientists under its direct imploy and for encouraging, financing and fostering the discipline of the sciences for their earliest inception and of coarse continuing today.
Science regards the mythological texts of any religion as mythology. Interesting to read, some historical merit, and utterly irrelevant to deductive investigation.
Religion, Christianity, has no more to say about the state of the universe. It had its time, deep in the ignorant ages of the past, and is no longer useful in producing new knowledge and technology.
Yes, it can be helpful in developing one's spirituality, or in fomenting social networks with shared belief systems and rituals, but that's about it.