Yes, it fits the definition of religion very good. But it also fits the definition of science very good, as science often depicts itself as absolutely true and undeniable, when it seems like most of the time the "truth" is often just a hypothesis.That definition fits religion quite nicely. Don't you think so?
But since there's no better hypothesis that becomes the "general consensus of science".
That doesn't mean in any way shape or form that that hypothesis is indeed fact. But it's often taught as fact.
You're speaking in half-truths. Religion, well at least my religion, does not wait for science to prove or disprove anything. If science stumbles across something that is thought of as a fact and we just roll with the punches. We believe that what is said in the Bible is true, although most of it is allegory or metaphor and not necessarily literal.Scientists go through great pains looking for errors in the sciences they practice. That's the goal... strive for a more complete and true understanding of reality. Scientists love finding mistakes in science. It's part of their job descriptions.
Contrast that with religion. Religion rarely, if ever, does that. When it does it's usually, if not always, after this or that scientific finding has been scrutinized for years and even centuries. The masses come to accept the truth of said findings. Religious leaders then realize they can no longer disseminate fallacious information to an educated public and maintain power over it. It kicks and screams about it the whole way... but, eventually, it's forced to change.
So... religion, Sir, yours especially, is anything but self-correcting. It relies, however reluctantly, on science to do that for it.
Whoops, my mistake. Yes I know the Milky Way is the galaxy, what I meant to type was that science used to think the Milky Way was the universe, and it was taught that way-that are little Milky Way galaxy is the universe, and people like you believe it because "science doesn't fault itself".The Milky Way is a galaxy. Science still teaches that it's a galaxy. Didn't you know that?
But when it does, what happens to all the folks that have been taught wrong for who knows his long?
True, but in the meantime for hundreds of years science, specifically medical science, "knew" that that was the best way to cure a cold-to bleed it out.And science found better methods. Religion did nothing.
And you can't compare that to religion, religion does not focus itself on medicine or biology or geology or any part of science. Religion isn't science.