Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Albert Einstein said, "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind." Some people think that they have nothing to do with one another. Science cannot know everything completely. That is why it is science. It inquires. It asks questions. Beyond experiments, scientists need to be able to wonder, to muse, to live with the unknown. A religious sense is what a scientist needs. Maybe see it as spiritual, but religion embodies the spiritual, in spite of institutional flaws. The world of religion mused, wondered, asked questions of "why." Many of our best scientists have religious backgrounds, a spiritual searching background. Religion on the other hand needs science. Religion becomes blind when it thinks that it has the final answers, the definitive definition of "The Holy." Theology is ongoing. Creeds are our best thinking at the moment. Religion developed as story, poetry, and the mystical. We are all one world. Keep the wonder. Go look at the stars.