In my opinion, the belief in Science, per se, is not a “religion,” although to many people, Science has become their “religion.”
When we think of “Science,” we think of things that can be proven…, we think of facts.
Science is good, Science is helpful, Science is a necessity in our lives.
When we think of “Religion,” we think of a belief system that requires us to have faith in something that we can’t necessarily prove.
It can also be said that Religion is good, Religion is helpful, and that Religion is a necessity in our lives.
From time to time I hear people, who supposedly are supposed to know something, smugly disregard those of us who believe in God, and mock the fact that we believe in something that can’t be scientifically proven.
Ok…, challenge accepted.
Let’s take a look then at what these people of Science choose to believe.
Let’s start our examination at the beginning, which is always a good place to start.
According to most astrophysicists, and according to NASA scientists, “’The big bang’ is how astronomers explain the way the universe began. It is the idea that the universe began as just a single point, then expanded and stretched to grow as large as it is right now (and it could still be stretching).”
We should add that “The big bang” is technically a theory at this point…, which means it has not been “proven.”
So, anyway, in the beginning there was nothing.
That, in itself, is hard to imagine.
Then there was this single point of super, super, super-condensed matter. I’ve heard this “point” described as the size of a pin head to the size of a pea, and ALL of the matter that exists is the universe now was compacted into this “point.”
So, where did this “pea” come from?
I guess, scientifically, that’s neither here nor there.
Then, inexplicably, this “pea” decided to explode.
Although, technically, in space, there would be no sound.
Anyway, as a result of this exploded “pea” rippling out into the nothingness, our universe, and everything in it, was created.
Then after, supposedly, millions or trillions of years, our sun created itself, as did all of the planets in our solar system…, our own planet Earth being one of them.
Additionally, according to NASA, “How long did all of this take? Well, we now know that the universe is 13,800,000,000 years old—that’s 13.8 billion. That is a very long time.”
The real fact of the matter is NASA “knows” no such thing. The age of our universe is at best a guess on their part.
Anyway, then, supposedly, more millions and millions of years pass by.
Then, in a puddle of primordial “soup,” containing just the right elements, which was laying around somewhere along a prehistoric sea, “life” was “born” in the essence of a single celled organism.
Now that is incredibly, incredibly, incredibly easier said than done.
Please keep in mind that a cell, even a single cell, is an extremely, extremely, extremely complex organism.
There must have been more than one, however, because in order to make the jump from a single cell organism to more complex organisms, we need multi-cell organisms to exist.
According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, ScienceMag.org, and Elizabeth Pennisi, “The momentous transition to multicellular life may not have been so hard after all.”
“Billions of years ago, life crossed a threshold. Single cells started to band together, and a world of formless, unicellular life was on course to evolve into the riot of shapes and functions of multicellular life today, from ants to pear trees to people. It’s a transition as momentous as any in the history of life, and until recently we had no idea how it happened.”
You really still don’t, but I digress.
“The gulf between unicellular and multicellular life seems almost unbridgeable. A single cell’s existence is simple and limited. Like hermits, microbes need only be concerned with feeding themselves; neither coordination nor cooperation with others is necessary, though some microbes occasionally join forces. In contrast, cells in a multicellular organism, from the four cells in some algae to the 37 trillion in a human, give up their independence to stick together tenaciously; they take on specialized functions, and they curtail their own reproduction for the greater good, growing only as much as they need to fulfill their functions.”
And they just all decided to do this why?
And how exactly did these organisms “feed themselves?”
If these were the only living organisms on the planet, either they were cannibals or they ate rocks.
Then millions of more years pass by before more complex creatures “created” themselves, with one organism eventually deciding to crawl out of the sea and live on land for some reason.
Then over a million years here and a million years there, this creature evolved into a human and we were off and running!
So, these people really believe that all of this just happened by accident, all on its own?
Now, I understand that if you don’t want to accept that there is a God, you have to come up with some kind of explanation as to how we and everything else got here, but this is the best you could come up with?
I mean, seriously.
If you honestly stand back and take a look at this theory of macro-evolution (nobody disputes that micro-evolution occurs), you would have to admit that it would seem to take a lot more faith to buy-in to this “scientific” explanation of how everything came to be, than to believe there is a master creator and designer who is responsible.
So, yes…, at least in this regard, you would have to say that “Science” is some peoples’ Religion.
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