So there were a handful of monks and priests involved in science, that still doesn't offset the damage that Christianity and religion in general has done. It in no way makes up for the retardation of science and advancements in medicine caused by organized religion. Look up what was done to Galileo, also look up what happened to the library of Alexandria.<quoted text>
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Also of early scientists were monks and prists, at least in europ. cause they were the only ones who were educated. So with out religion many early discoverys would not have happened. religion was mans way of explaining the earth before we knew all the details. religion created science. so science has definetly benefited from religion.
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Totally wrong, Christianity directly helped science. In fact it is because of Christianity that science came about. Christians believe that God is a God of order not confusion. So the
universe must have identifiable rules. We looked for them and found them. Google early scientist and you will see a majority are Christians.
@ Simple Bob You are right, it was not all Christian. Others were involved but I believe a majority may have been Christian
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I definitely think science and faith can exist. I mean if you look inside the human body how we have a liver, kidney, heart each of it has a function of it's own -- if you believe in an Intelligent Designer, it's very Intelligent with what they've done :) even cat's, dog's have hearts that our different from our own. All these species on earth -- point to a Creator.
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Science is observation and exploration, and the logical conclusions reached based upon each. Faith is the logical conclusion that there is a reality beyond what is currently seen.
To paraphrase Albert Einstein, faith without science is blind (and stagnant), but science without faith is crippled.
Your posted quote...."In fact it is because of Christianity that science came about" I have no idea who wrote that, but they are completely WRONG, and obviously do not know the definition of science......"Science, The systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural word through observation and experiment."
Early man made discoveries long before Christianity raised its ugly head. Early man discovered fire, the wheel, how to make implements and weapons, discovered natural remedies for illness and other ailments, and developed a language. Early man were scientists, making discoveries for the betterment of his species, no different from what science does today.
Faith is NOT the logical conclusion that there is reality beyond what we can see. Logic conclusions are based on evidence not guesswork. Faith is the permission to believe something without evidence, only someone without reason, logic and skepticism would use faith rather than science based evidence. Someone without reason, logic and a healthy does of skepticism would be considered extremely unintelligent.
Einstein als said "I cannot imagine a God who rewards and diminishes the object of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after his own--a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. Neither can I believe that individual survives the death of his body, although feeble souls harbor such thoughts through fear or ridiculous egotism."
He also said......."I don't believe is a personal God and I have never denied this but expressed it clearly"