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Religious people in medical professions - how do you balance belief and science?


I'm a health professional, and a colleague recently (in conversation) stated that they believed in Creation and not evolution. Now, this has me stumped, as our profession involves almost all science, proven facts and a basis in evolution. She is a great health care professional, and obviously makes it work, it just has me stumped - how can one balance the belief in something that all around her is pointing to the opposite? Could be a 'faith' thing...could be that as an agnostic-atheist Creation isn't something I believe in - can anyone give me an insight?

 

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 16 months ago

    you are more than welcome to answe, and I quite like your answer - thanks!


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 16 months ago

    I realise that. She is wonderful at her job, and it doesn't affect anything, just as my atheism doesn either. It just struck me as a difficult position to be in, and I wondered how it would balance with faith - it changes nothing abt them for me.


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    Jacqui (jlpark) 16 months ago

    i may have assumed she meant at all, rather than creation and things evolved from there. I figure it can be balanced, and I'm interested to know how is all. She is a wonderful professional, so I have no issue there.

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    Jacqui (jlpark) 16 months ago

    Nope, it has no bearing on her work, she does a fantastic job. Her faith has no impact just as my lack of faith doesn't either. It merely struck me as a difficult position to be in to balance the science and the faith. Perhaps it is merely my issue.