Is Science a Religion?

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.

BANG!

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.”

Really?

“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. 

Just sayin’.

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!

Taa daa!  

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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You may not believe in “God,” but you should at least believe in a “creator.”

For whatever reason, there are people (various scientists, astronomers, cosmologists, scholars and their disciples) who are bound and determined to convince you there is no “God,” there is no “creator” and that everything we see in the universe “just happened.”

Well, let’s take a look at how exactly, THEY BELIEVE, all of this “happened.”

In “the beginning…,” there was nothing…, except a very small ball with infinite density and intense heat called a Singularity.

I’ve heard scientists say that everything that exists in the universe today was compacted down into something about the size of a pea.

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The Big Bang theory states that all of the current and past matter in the Universe came into existence at the same time, roughly 13.8 billion years ago. At this time, all matter was compacted into that very small ball.  Then, suddenly, the Singularity exploded (began expanding), and the universe as we know it began.  The explosion also created the physical laws that govern our ever-expanding cosmos.

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Now I ain’t what these “smart people” would call a genius, but I do have some questions.

Like, in the middle of all of this infinite nothingness, where did this “pea” with everything in it come from?

You can’t create something from nothing…, so where did it come from?

And they’re trying to tell me that all the matter in the universe…, all of the galaxies, all of the suns, all of the planets, everything, was squished into something the size of a pea?

And these scientists, astronomers, cosmologists and scholars actually believe this?

Then we have the issue of “life,” and where did we and all of the living things on Earth come from?

Again, for whatever reason, there are people (various scientists, astronomers, cosmologists, scholars and their disciples) who are bound and determined to convince you there is no “God,” there is no “creator” and that all “life” on Earth “just happened.”

Let’s take a look at how exactly, THEY BELIEVE, “life” came to be.

According to them, the first known single-celled organisms appeared on Earth about 3.5 billion years ago, roughly a billion years after Earth formed. More complex forms of life took longer to evolve, with the first multi-cellular animals not appearing until about 600 million years ago.

Scientists and scholars would have us believe that “life” began way back then in a prehistoric tide pool, which was a “soup” containing all of the chemicals and minerals needed to create “life.”

All of these “building blocks of life” were swirling around in this puddle until they randomly coalesced, formed a single cell creature, and was then somehow sparked into “life.”

Or…, these organisms somehow arrived here on a meteorite from outer space, where they would have had to have been randomly created and sparked to life.

These single celled creatures then multiplied, and over another million years these single cell creature evolved into multi-celled creatures.

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Then, over another million years, these multi-celled creatures became more and more complex, eventually forming the simplest of sea creatures.

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After millions of years more, some sea creatures evolved to the point where they crawled out of the sea.

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It was from this creature, which crawled from the ocean, that all reptiles, birds and mammals are descended from…, including us.

So there you have their explanation for the origins of life on our planet.

Again…, I ain’t the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I’m not the dullest either, and I do have a few questions and comments.

First of all, a “simple” single celled creature is not that “simple.”

In fact, a single cell is more complex that a space shuttle.  It’s true.

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I find it very hard to believe that all of the components of even a single cell would manage to randomly fall into place, much less come to “life.”

If you can get past this first part, I guess the rest of it would seem plausible to you as well.

I guess as long as you have a million years to wait, anything can happen!

“God does not play dice with the universe.” – Albert Einstein

According to an article on Everystudent.com, “Einstein of course believed in mathematical laws of nature, so his idea of a ‘God’ was at best someone who formulated the laws and then left the universe alone to evolve according to these laws,’ physicist Vasant Natarajan wrote in an essay.”

“Einstein himself even cleared up the matter in a letter he wrote in 1954…, “I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.”

So I think we can say that even Einstein, who self admittedly did not believe in “God,” believed in a “creator” and admired the work of this “creator.”

Another EveryStudent.com article says we can use our DNA “ to show that science gives reason to believe in God’s existence.”

“British philosopher, Dr. Antony Flew, was a leading spokesperson for atheism, actively involved in debate after debate. However, scientific discoveries within the last 30 years brought him to a conclusion he could not avoid. In a video interview in December 2004 he stated, ‘Super-intelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the complexity of nature.’  Prominent in his conclusion were the discoveries of DNA. Here’s why.”

“DNA in our cells is very similar to an intricate computer program.”

“A computer program is made up of a series of ones and zeros (called binary code). The sequencing and ordering of these ones and zeros is what makes the computer program work properly.”

“In the same way, DNA is made up of four chemicals, abbreviated as letters A, T, G, and C. Much like the ones and zeros, these letters are arranged in the human cell like this: CGTGTGACTCGCTCCTGAT and so on. The order in which they are arranged instructs the cell’s actions.”

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“What is amazing is that within the tiny space in every cell in your body, this code is three billion letters long!!”

“To grasp the amount of DNA information in one cell, ‘a live reading of that code at a rate of three letters per second would take thirty-one years, even if reading continued day and night.’  Wait, there’s more.”

“It has been determined that 99.9% of your DNA is similar to everyone’s genetic makeup.  What is uniquely you comes in the fractional difference in how those three billion letters are sequenced in your cells.”

“The U.S. government is able to identify everyone in our country by the arrangement of a nine-digit social security number. Yet, inside every cell in you is a three-billion-lettered DNA structure that belongs only to you. This code identifies you and continually instructs your cells’ behavior.”

“Dr. Francis Collins, director of the Human Genome Project (that mapped the human DNA structure) said that one can ‘think of DNA as an instructional script, a software program, sitting in the nucleus of the cell.’”

“Perry Marshall, an information specialist, comments on the implications of this. ‘There has never existed a computer program that wasn’t designed…[whether it is] a code, or a program, or a message given through a language, there is always an intelligent mind behind it.’”

“Just as former atheist Dr. Antony Flew questioned, it is legitimate to ask oneself regarding this three billion letter code instructing the cell…who wrote this script? Who placed this working code, inside the cell?”

“How can one explain this sophisticated messaging, coding, residing in our cells?”

“When looking at the DNA structure within the human body, we cannot escape the presence of intelligent (incredibly intelligent) design.”

We cannot escape the existence of a “creator.”

These scientists and scholars try to lump their theory of evolution into one general evolution theory.  But in truth, there are different types of “evolution.”

Their big fairy tale version of evolution happening over millions and millions of years is called MACROevolution.

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MICROevolution refers to changes within a species or small group of organisms over a relatively short period of time.

We are allowed to believe in MICROevolution without believing in MACROevolution.

These scientists, astronomers, cosmologists, scholars and their disciples, are always pitting science against “God,” as if we have to choose one or the other.

This is a false narrative.

“God” loves science.

“God” invented science and all of the scientific laws we live by.

This is just another one of the big lies that these liberal pied pipers are attempting to morph into accepted facts.

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I think this article successfully used science, or the lack thereof, to establish that our world, and we, had a “creator.”

 

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