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Could religions merely be a precursor to modern science?


I've noticed a lot of people here have become atheists / agnostics by STUDYING the Bible. It seems they got that way by knowing too much about Christianity. I've been looking into other world religions; they all attempt to explain how the world works, and how to best live in it. Could it be that all religions are merely precursors to modern scientific discoveries? Some beliefs have proven true, others false. Maybe eventually we'll all become atheists, except for those who cling to old beliefs because of fear of the unknown?

 

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    Tom Ware (Tusitala Tom) 2 years ago

    Excellent Lone77Star - you're right on


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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 2 years ago

    When my brother brought me here to Hawaii, I went to a Hawaiian culture presentation on Mauna Kea. The kumu was telling about Madames Pele and Poli'ahu riding their sleds to make trenches there. It sounded like stories from the Bible.

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    Austinstar 2 years ago

    I hope we are experiencing a fundamental change in the way that religion is viewed. Religion is closely tied to science, politics, philosophy and art among other things. A "supreme" being just doesn't answer our questions well enough.


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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 2 years ago

    Excellent point. I will add that some religions are atheist. Confucianism is. So is Jainism in a way, even though they believe in gods; they simply do not worship them.

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    Yoleen Lucas (Say Yes To Life) 2 years ago

    You're welcome. In my case, the SDA church is a lot like Jews, and they're focused on healthy living. Science has proven much of it true. Where it has proven false, we're expected to stick to the religion anyway. That makes no sense to me.