Let me make this as "scientific" as possible.

According to Dictionary.com, religion is defined as:

1. a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, esp. when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
2. a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects: the Christian religion; the Buddhist religion.
3. the body of persons adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices: a world council of religions.
4. the life or state of a monk, nun, etc.: to enter religion.
5. the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith.
6. something one believes in and follows devotedly; a point or matter of ethics or conscience: to make a religion of fighting prejudice.
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/religion

Is it just me or does science fall victim to what they tried so hard to get away from? Sorry atheists, but I think your time is numbered, it turns out that believing in anything is really something everyone does whether they want to or not. Science is just another way to interpret reality, just as the Bible is.

Sure science can be "tested" but you're believing that your 5 sense, 3rd dimensional reality is the end all determining factor, which again, is a leap of faith and has no "proof" to back that up other than the opinion that many people hold as it being the best way to interpret reality.

Sure, science has many tests which gives it merit, but so do many other non-scientific beliefs. There are many people who can solve problems just as good without science as can others with science. Sure, they may not be able to solve mathematical problems, but mathematics is strictly a domain for a scientific viewpoint. Mathematics is simply a language and subject to the flaws of any other language. There are conversely many scientists who can't solve many emotional problems. And likewise, emotion is just one language to use for a more spiritual viewpoint.

Any way you want to try slicing it, science is just another religion for people to hold on to. It's not a bad thing. There are a lot of religious people in the world :). Science can be helpful for some people, and not as helpful for others. Just as Jesus can be helpful for some people and not as helpful for others. It doesn't matter if Jesus is real or not. It is still HELPING people. Even if the belief is 100% BS and it's pure part of their imagination, it still HELPS some people in certain ways, just as science HELPS some people in certain ways.

It's all energies working different ways. I hate to put it so bluntly, but sometimes that's the way those scientific people like it :). Yay for religion!

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David: I really like some of your

I really like some of your posts, but this one just disappoints me.
Religious people try bringing science down to their level by saying atheism / science is the same thing as religion.
Difference is, we rely solely on proofs / experiments. Yours relies on faith. Big difference.

David: Also, theres a big difference

Also, theres a big difference in HELPING people and discovering truths.
Religion (some) can be about helping (or dominating) other people.
Science doesnt care about any of it. It just wants the truth.

never compare religion to science. Whats next, creationism?

Anoop: Definitely agree

Religions say that science is just belief. Atheists say that science is just facts. I say both are too 1-sided. Just like anything else, it is both.
Science is defintely facts for physical sciences like physics, chemistry, body medicine. You can rigorously test science here and build realistic mathematical laws for objective truths. Science falls flat on its face when trying to explain consciousness and behavior and origins of life as we know it today. The study of animal behavior describes, not explains. Evolution only works for physical features, not instincts. Neurology and cognitive science admit neuroplasticity (brain parts change in function) but cannot explain it and STILL treat the brain as a bunch of fixed function parts working together.

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