Modern Science Vs Religion

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People who believe the truth comes from faith and people who believe the truth comes from science have been butting heads ever since someone dared to question the divine. The relationship between the two belief systems has been problematic since the beginning. The only reason for the conflict is a lack of understanding of what is the truth. What people fail to understand is that it is possible for faith and modern science to co-exist and explain how and why we are here. Faith and modern science have been opposing forces from the very beginning of their development. Although faith and modern science have opposing beliefs on many topics, the age old debate between these forces has focused on the origin of the world and the origin of mankind. …show more content…
Those who are strong in their faith usually have a hard time accepting that there is a possibility that God or Gods did not create the world how it is today. Those who strongly believe in scientific discoveries and progress also have a hard time accepting that there is a possibility that a God or even multiple Gods created everything living as it is today. There is evidence supporting both belief systems, as pointed out in the texts from which they originate. What the extremists from both parties do not realize or accept is that both ideas can explain the origin of the world and humankind. This non-acceptance of the truth is the result of centuries of religion being in control of society. The problematic relationship between faith and modern science stemmed from this power that, specifically, the Catholic Church had and the fear people had about questioning their faith. Creationism was a largely believed to be the only truth by many for a long time and doubting this was seen as rebelling against the majority of society. That is why the idea that faith and modern science both contribute to the reason mankind exists is doubted still by many …show more content…
In fact, Islam, one of the largest practiced religions in the world, accepts philosophy has part of the religion. This idea was made clear in a writing by Ibn Rushd titled The Decisive Treatise Determining the Nature of the Connection between Religion and Philosophy. In this writing, Ibn Rushd argues two main points in two full chapters: “The Law Makes Philosophic Studies Obligatory” and “Philosophy Contains Nothing Opposed to Islam”. (Rushd) In these chapters he explains that the understanding of philosophy is essential if one is to follow Islam and that philosophy does not contradict Islam. Philosophy concerns logic, not unlike science. Understanding this, why should science be considered wrong when philosophy is seen as

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