Science and Religion over the Centuries
Dig Deep for Truth
Philosophy its Role in Science and Religion
Based on my humble observations, this is what has been perceived.
Ancient, manuscript copies [MSS], in ancient Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek, contain information construed as scientific, that, have proven to be way ahead of man's scientific progress.
These MSS are from recorded dates of 3500 B.C.E. to first century C.E., whilst Modern Science is
about 450 years old.
From about the time of Noah's flood about 2900 B.C.E. [ in B.C.E. higher numbers are less recent, e.g. 10 B.C.E. - 9, 8, ... 2, 1 B.C.E. then 1 C.E. ] many flood myths emerged from the region of Mesopotamia. The Bible mentions how the languages were confused in ancient Babylon, thus accounting for the dispersion of these versions of the flood.
In time myths [of various sorts] influenced how philosophers thought, and the early Christian movement after the death of the apostles eventually was submerged by these philosophers, an
event PREDICTED by the Bible [ 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Thessalonians 2:9- 12; 2 Timothy 4:1- 4, Daniel
12:4, 9, 10].
So by the time of Copernicus, Religion [including professed Christianity], and Science, were more governed by philosophy, rather than by unadulterated FACTS.
Copernicus, in disproving the misled philosophy of an earth- centered galaxy, tried to show, that the sun-centered galaxy, proves how organized the Bible's God is, but, reason was not a common commodity then.
As time progressed, Modern Science, became more and more refined. Religion on the other hand did not see a LIGHT, until a group known as International Bible Students, started to study the Bible
in a 'scientific' way.
Bible truths revealed the fallacious Neo-Platonic concepts of Eternal Torment, Trinity, and Immortality of the Soul.
Although Modern Science has 'dropped' most of its philosophical baggage, it has retained the fallacy
of Evolution. Certain branches of science although largely dropping metaphysics, has introduced
Theoretical Physics, which, may run the risk of introducing the religion of blind faith in science.
It therefore is prudent, to consider ALL the facts, in any deliberation of TRUTH.