Religion vs. Science

It’s a common myth that Christians deny science.

I’ve heard countless atheists confidently separate truth into two different categories: religion and science. But is that a valid statement?

When atheists use the phrase “religion vs. science” they are implying that religion is incompatible with science, as if the two disagree. However, religion is not incompatible with science. Quite contrarily, what we’re really dealing with here is a paradigm conflict. There are two dominant worldviews people have when they observe the world around them.

The first is the atheist worldview. Atheists believe there is no God, and therefore make conclusions based on scientific evidence that support their preexisting beliefs. For example, when evolutionists noticed an overwhelming lack of transitional fossils, instead of objectively trying to reach a conclusion based on the evidence, they concocted an explanation that supported their atheistic beliefs. Although atheistic evolutionists claim that they believe in “science” and not religion, what they are really doing is believing in atheism, and using science to back that belief.

The second paradigm is the Christian worldview. Christians have a set of beliefs based on the Bible, and they interpret the world around them through that lens. One example is the earth’s sedimentary layers. Though evolutionists claim the layers in rock formed after millions of years of gradual dust accumulation and erosion, creationists take into account the biblical account of the flood. From this perspective, they conclude that the layers formed rapidly during and after the global flood. Does that mean they ignore science? By no means! Despite popular opinion, Christians don’t ignore science because they are blinded by religion. Rather, they interpret science from the perspective of their worldview.

So, both evolutionists and creationists view science from unique perspectives. Frankly, it’s almost impossible not to interpret the world through some perspective. There is no war between religion and science, there’s a war between belief systems.

 

On another note, I realize some people reading this are Christians, and yet believe wholeheartedly in evolution as it is taught in public schools. Let me challenge you with this question: do you believe in evolution because it’s what you’ve been taught, or do you believe in evolution because you’ve researched both perspectives objectively?

Seek the truth.

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