Re: Religion bashing? continued...

Clint O'Dell (
Tue, 26 Oct 1999 13:49:29 MDT

> > [Micah Redding noted] that the apostle Paul had a quite
> > different attitude than what is called "faith" on this list. he
> > encouraged people to "test all things..."
>Which to me, is evidence that Paul did not write Hebrews,
>which in chapter 11 verse 1 says "Faith is the substance of things
>hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
>Religion and science can play together if they follow these rules:
>Religion is to speculate *only* on that which in principal
>*cannot* be tested directly or indirectly.
>Science is to speculate *only* on those things which
>*can* be tested experimentally, even theoretically.
>Each must stay in its own sandbox. Stephen Jay Gould
>wrote a good book about this, called Rocks of Ages. spike

Replace Religion with philosophy and there is no problem, but religion should never be allowed to play with science.


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