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Religions began as realization of the self, but ended up being retaliation against each other.Abhijit Naskar Religion Against Science Sayings By Abhijit Naskar: Religions began as realization of the self, but ended up being retaliation against each other.
If there is one fable, which would seem entitled to escape the analysis, which we have undertaken of religious poems and sacred legends, by the laws of physical and astronomical science, it is doubtless that of Christ, or the legend, which under that name is really dedicated to the worship of the Sun. The hatred, which the sectarians of that religion, - jealous to make their form of worship dominant over all others, - have shown against those, who worshipped Nature, the Sun, the Moon and the Stars, against the Roman Deities, whose temples and altars they have upset, - would suscitate the idea, that their worship did not form a part of that otherwise universal religion.Charles-Francois Dupuis Religion Against Science Sayings By Charles-Francois Dupuis: If there is one fable, which would seem entitled to escape the analysis, which we
One increasingly hears rumors of a reconciliation between science and religion. In major news magazines as well as at academic conferences, the claim is made that that belief in the success of science in describing the workings of the world is no longer thought to be in conflict with faith in God. I would like to argue against this trend, in favor of a more old-fashioned point of view that is still more characteristic of most scientists, who tend to disbelieve in any religious component to the workings of the universe.Sean Carroll Religion Against Science Sayings By Sean Carroll: One increasingly hears rumors of a reconciliation between science and religion. In major news magazines
The third, most important, and unfortunately most widespread justification is, at bottom, the age-old religious one just a little altered: that in public life the suppression of some for the protection of the majority cannot be avoided - so that coercion is unavoidable however desirable reliance on love alone might be in human intercourse. The only difference in this justification by pseudo-science consists in the fact that, to the question why such and such people and not others have the right to decide against whom violence may and must be used, pseudo-science now gives a different reply to that given by religion - which declared that the right to decide was valid because it was pronounced by persons possessed of divine power. 'Science' says that these decisions represent the will of the people, which under a constitutional form of government is supposed to find expression in all the decisions and actions of those who are at the helm at the moment.Mahatma Gandhi Religion Against Science Sayings By Mahatma Gandhi: The third, most important, and unfortunately most widespread justification is, at bottom, the age-old religious
I firmly believe that the method which sets theological theories against scientifically ascertained facts, is fatal to the current theology and injurious to the spirit of religion; and that the method which frankly recognizes the facts of life, and appreciates the spirit of the scientists whose patient and assiduous endeavor has brought those facts to light, will commend the spirit of religion to the new generation, and will benefit
not impair
theology as a science, by compelling its reconstruction.
Lyman Abbott Religion Against Science Sayings By Lyman Abbott: I firmly believe that the method which sets theological theories against scientifically ascertained facts, is
This principle of nature being very remote from the conceptions of Philosophers, I forbore to describe it in that book, least I should be accounted an extravagant freak and so prejudice my Readers against all those things which were the main designe of the book.Isaac Newton Religion Against Science Sayings By Isaac Newton: This principle of nature being very remote from the conceptions of Philosophers, I forbore to
Society, in fact, often holds it to be a virtue to adhere to certain beliefs in spite of evidence to the contrary. Belief in that which reason denies is associated with steadfastness and courage, while skepticism is often identified with cynicism and weak character. The more persuasive the evidence against a belief, the more virtuous it is deemed to persist in it. We honor faith. Faith can be a positive force, enabling people to persevere in the face of daunting odds, but the line between perseverance and fanaticism is perilously thin. Carried to extremes, faith becomes destructive - the residents of Jonestown for example, or the Heaven's Gate cult. In both cases, the faith of the believers was tested; in both cases, they passed the test.Robert L. Park Religion Against Science Sayings By Robert L. Park: Society, in fact, often holds it to be a virtue to adhere to certain beliefs
When anyone tells me that he saw a dead man restored to life, I immediately consider with myself whether it be more probable that this person should either deceive or be deceived or that the fact which he relates should really have happened. I weigh the one miracle against the other and according to the superiority which I discover, I pronounce my decision. Always I reject the greater miracle. If the falsehood of his testimony would be more miraculous than the event which he relates, then and not till then, can he pretend to command my belief or opinion.David Hume Religion Against Science Sayings By David Hume: When anyone tells me that he saw a dead man restored to life, I immediately
It is not just that secularists happen to reject and oppose religion; it's that there is nothing more to their creed than rejecting and opposing religion ... The fact is that secularists are "for" reason and science only to the extent that they don't lead to religious conclusions; they celebrate free choice only insofar as one chooses against traditional or religiously oriented morality; and they are for democracy and toleration only to the extent that these might lead to a less religiously oriented social and political order.Edward Feser Religion Against Science Sayings By Edward Feser: It is not just that secularists happen to reject and oppose religion; it's that there
According to Teleology, each organism is like a rifle bullet fired straight at a mark; according to Darwin, organisms are like grapeshot of which one hits something and the rest fall wide.
For the teleologist an organism exists because it was made for the conditions in which it is found; for the Darwinian an organism exists because, out of many of its kind, it is the only one which has been able to persist in the conditions in which it is found.
Teleology implies that the organs of every organism are perfect and cannot be improved; the Darwinian theory simply affirms that they work well enough to enable the organism to hold its own against such competitors as it has met with, but admits the possibility of indefinite improvement.
Thomas Henry Huxley Religion Against Science Sayings By Thomas Henry Huxley: According to Teleology, each organism is like a rifle bullet fired straight at a mark;
The fact is that secularists are "for" reason and science only to the extent that they don't lead to religious conclusions; they celebrate free choice only insofar as one chooses against traditional or religiously oriented morality; and they are for democracy and toleration only to the extent that these might lead to a less religiously oriented social and political order. Again, the animus against religion is not merely a feature of the secularist mindset; it is the only feature.Edward Feser Religion Against Science Sayings By Edward Feser: The fact is that secularists are "for" reason and science only to the extent that
The atheist, agnostic, or secularist ... should guard against the encroachment of religion in areas where it has no place, and in particular the control of education by religious authority. The attempts to ban the teaching of evolution or other scientific theories
a feeble echo of medieval church tyranny and hostility to learning, but an echo nonetheless are serious threats to freedom of inquiry and should be vigorously combated.
S.T. Joshi Religion Against Science Sayings By S.T. Joshi: The atheist, agnostic, or secularist ... should guard against the encroachment of religion in areas
Religion demands complete conviction, but science advises against that. It demands understanding instead of belief, so it must be based on verifiable evidence; it must explain related observations with a measurable degree of accuracy; it must withstand continuous critical analysis in peer review; and it must be falsifiable too. If it doesn't fulfill all these conditions at once, then it isn't science. If it meets none of them, it could be religion.Aron Ra Religion Against Science Sayings By Aron Ra: Religion demands complete conviction, but science advises against that. It demands understanding instead of belief,
If no one had ever challenged religious authority, there'd be no democracy, no public schools, women's rights, improvements to science and medicine, evolution of slavery and no laws against child abuse or spousal abuse. I was afraid to challenge my religious beliefs because that was the basis of creation - mine anyway. I was afraid to question the Bible or anything in it, and when I did, that's when I became involved with PFLAG and realized that my son was a perfectly normal human being and there was nothing for God to heal because Bobby was perfect just the way he was.Mary Griffith Religion Against Science Sayings By Mary Griffith: If no one had ever challenged religious authority, there'd be no democracy, no public schools,
That everything in nature has "the appearance" of design is not exactly evidence against design. According to Dawkins, though, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it is almost certainly something else.Paul Greene Religion Against Science Sayings By Paul Greene: That everything in nature has "the appearance" of design is not exactly evidence against design.
To be a Jew is to belong to an old harmless race that has lived in every country in the world; and that has enriched every country it has lived in.
"It is to be strong with a strength that has outlived persecutions. It is to be wise against ignorance, honest against piracy, harmless against evil, industrious against idleness, kind against cruelty! It is to belong to a race that has given Europe its religion; its moral law; and much of its science-perhaps even more of its genius-in art, literature and music.
"This is to be a Jew; and you know now what is required of you! You have no country but the world; and you inherit nothing but wisdom and brotherhood. I do not say there are no bad Jews-userers; cowards; corrupt and unjust persons-but such people are also to be found among Christians. I only say to you this is to be a good Jew. Every Jew has this aim brought before him in his youth. He refuses it at his peril; and at his peril he accepts it.
Phyllis Bottome Religion Against Science Sayings By Phyllis Bottome: To be a Jew is to belong to an old harmless race that has lived
Campaigning against religion can be socially counter-productive. If teachers take the uncompromising line that God and Darwinism are irreconcilable, many young people raised in a faith-based culture will stick with their religion and be lost to science.Martin Rees Religion Against Science Sayings By Martin Rees: Campaigning against religion can be socially counter-productive. If teachers take the uncompromising line that God
Science is not infallible, but it has something religion lacks: a process of testing claims against real-world observations.PZ Myers Religion Against Science Sayings By PZ Myers: Science is not infallible, but it has something religion lacks: a process of testing claims
Religious fanaticism is not the only clear and present danger in our world. The greatest dangers confronting human kind are still those ancient enemies of war, poverty, ignorance and disease. These create the breeding grounds in which religious extremism flourishes, because people who have been betrayed by the world's political and economic systems often seek refuge in the alternatives offered by religion.

It is often said that the most dangerous person in the world is the person with nothing to lose. The more people in our world who have nothing to lose, the greater the danger of extremism is likely to become. If we are committed to struggling against religious fanaticism, and if we really do stand in awe of human potential, then we need to cultivate a much more intelligent debate about the role religion plays in nurturing that human potential through its shaping of ideas and through the hope and meaning it gives to many millions of lives.
Tina Beattie Religion Against Science Sayings By Tina Beattie: Religious fanaticism is not the only clear and present danger in our world. The greatest
Fundamentalists didn't try to disprove science. They didn't argue against it. They pronounced against it! It was the equivalent of a parent clinching an argument with a child by shouting: 'because I say so'. That's what fundamentalist religion does. It refutes not by evidence but by authority. Why is Darwin wrong? Because the Bible says so! But they did more than pontificate. They tried to ban science itself. That'sRichard Holloway Religion Against Science Sayings By Richard Holloway: Fundamentalists didn't try to disprove science. They didn't argue against it. They pronounced against it!
A conflict arises when a religious community insists on the absolute truthfulness of all statements recorded in the Bible. This means an intervention on the part of religion into the sphere of science; this is where the struggle of the Church against doctrines of Galileo and Darwin belongs.Albert Einstein Religion Against Science Sayings By Albert Einstein: A conflict arises when a religious community insists on the absolute truthfulness of all statements
I never said a word against eminent men of science. What I complain of is a vague popular philosophy which supposes itself to be scientific when it it really nothing but a sort of new religion and an uncommonly nasty one.G.K. Chesterton Religion Against Science Sayings By G.K. Chesterton: I never said a word against eminent men of science. What I complain of is
Enter no conflict against fanatics unless you can defuse them. Oppose a religion with another religion only if your proofs (miracles) are irrefutable or if you can mesh in a way that the fanatics accept you as god-inspired. This has long been the barrier to science assuming a mantle of divine revelation. Science is so obviously man-made. Fanatics (and many are fanatic on one subject or another) must know where you stand, but more important, must recognise who whispers in your ear. - Missionaria Protectiva, Primary Teaching.Frank Herbert Religion Against Science Sayings By Frank Herbert: Enter no conflict against fanatics unless you can defuse them. Oppose a religion with another
Eva's only fault has been the one of wanting to know more, to experiment and search with her own sources the laws of the Universe, of her own body and to refuse the teachings from "above". Eva, basically, represents the curiosity of science against the passive acceptance that belongs to faith.Margherita Hack Religion Against Science Sayings By Margherita Hack: Eva's only fault has been the one of wanting to know more, to experiment and
I am most often irritated by those who attack the bishop but somehow fall for the securities analyst
those who exercise their skepticism against religion but not against economists, social scientists, and phony statisticians. Using the confirmation bias, these people will tell you that religion was horrible for mankind by counting deaths from the Inquisition and various religious wars. But they will not show you how many people were killed by nationalism, social science, and political theory under Stalin or during the Vietnam War. Even priests don't go to bishops when they feel ill: their first stop is the doctor's. But we stop by the offices of many pseudoscientists and "experts" without alternative. We no longer believe in papal infallibility; we seem to believe in the infallibility of the Nobel, though ...
Nassim Nicholas Taleb Religion Against Science Sayings By Nassim Nicholas Taleb: I am most often irritated by those who attack the bishop but somehow fall for
Sometimes people ask me how I can be both a Catholic and a scientist, particularly a scientist who, at least for some research, studies evolution. I tell them that they are confusing us with Evangelicals. Catholics don't have anything against evolution. A literal interpretation of the Bible, the kind that says that the earth is six thousand years old, has never been a part of our religion, at least not since the Saint Augustine warned against preaching idiocy to Pagans in 415 AD. He said that if you tell people that they have to believe in things that they know are not true and that do not matter then they will never believe you when you tell them things that are true and that do matter, things about Christ and the resurrection. The Church's friendliness towards science is not to protect science. It is to protect Christianity.Gina DeMarco Religion Against Science Sayings By Gina DeMarco: Sometimes people ask me how I can be both a Catholic and a scientist, particularly
It is my opinion that education is a key component to peace and progress. Despite their arrogant claims to have all the answers, world religions cannot account for recent insights and discoveries about the natural world and human history. In this, the most tantalizing argument against religious faith comes forth in the way of science and reason. An ever-growing scientific consensus has resulted in the ever-shrinking populous of religious relevance.Tommy Rodriguez Religion Against Science Sayings By Tommy Rodriguez: It is my opinion that education is a key component to peace and progress. Despite
Religion and natural science are fighting a joint battle in an incessant, never relaxing crusade against skepticism and against dogmatism, against unbelief and superstition ... [and therefore] 'On to God!Max Planck Religion Against Science Sayings By Max Planck: Religion and natural science are fighting a joint battle in an incessant, never relaxing crusade
One of the more remarkable demonstrations of this resistance occurred in September 2013, when a group of parents, with the help of a conservative legal institute, filed suit against the Kansas State Board of Education. Their goal was to overturn the entire set of state science standards from kindergarten through twelfth grade, arguing that those standards gave students a "materialistic atheistic" worldview that was inimical to their religion. Just as this book went to press, the lawsuit was dismissed.Jerry A. Coyne Religion Against Science Sayings By Jerry A. Coyne: One of the more remarkable demonstrations of this resistance occurred in September 2013, when a
Science is a way to call the bluff of those who only pretend to knowledge. It is a bulwark against mysticism, against superstition, against religion misapplied to where it has no business being.Carl Sagan Religion Against Science Sayings By Carl Sagan: Science is a way to call the bluff of those who only pretend to knowledge.
Since the order of the world is shaped by death, mightn't it be better for God if we refuse to believe in Him and struggle with all our might against death, without raising our eyes towards the heaven where He sits in silence?Albert Camus Religion Against Science Sayings By Albert Camus: Since the order of the world is shaped by death, mightn't it be better for
Some people do polarizing the religion against science.
I use both to solve a problem with two different kind of approach.
Toba Beta Religion Against Science Sayings By Toba Beta: Some people do polarizing the religion against science. I use both to solve a problem
Religion is now the first obstacle to women's advancement. Religion pulls human beings backwards, it goes against science and progressiveness. Religion engulfs people with a fear of the supernatural. It bars people from laughing and never allows people to exercise their choice.Taslima Nasrin Religion Against Science Sayings By Taslima Nasrin: Religion is now the first obstacle to women's advancement. Religion pulls human beings backwards, it
The will of God or the lunacy of man - it seemed to him that you could take your choice, if you wanted a good enough reason for most things. Or, alternatively (and he thought of it as he contemplated the small orderliness of the cabin against the window background of such frantic natural scenery), the will of man and the lunacy of God.James Hilton Religion Against Science Sayings By James Hilton: The will of God or the lunacy of man - it seemed to him that
The laws of God work in the same way as the laws of Science. You cannot break them - you can only break yourself against them.Maude Royden Religion Against Science Sayings By Maude Royden: The laws of God work in the same way as the laws of Science. You
Religious creeds are a great obstacle to any full sympathy between the outlook of the scientist and the outlook which religion is so often supposed to require ... The spirit of seeking which animates us refuses to regard any kind of creed as its goal. It would be a shock to come across a university where it was the practice of the students to recite adherence to Newton's laws of motion, to Maxwell's equations and to the electromagnetic theory of light. We should not deplore it the less if our own pet theory happened to be included, or if the list were brought up to date every few years. We should say that the students cannot possibly realise the intention of scientific training if they are taught to look on these results as things to be recited and subscribed to. Science may fall short of its ideal, and although the peril scarcely takes this extreme form, it is not always easy, particularly in popular science, to maintain our stand against creed and dogma.Arthur Stanley Eddington Religion Against Science Sayings By Arthur Stanley Eddington: Religious creeds are a great obstacle to any full sympathy between the outlook of the
The criers of the Mysteries speak again, bidding all men welcome to the House of Light. The great institution of materiality has failed. The false civilization built by man has turned, and like the monster of Frankenstein, is destroying its creator. Religion wanders aimlessly in the maze of theological speculation. Science batters itself impotently against the barriers of the unknown. Only transcendental philosophy knows the path. Only the illumined reason can carry the understanding part of man upward to the light. Only philosophy can teach man to be born well, to live well, to die well, and in perfect measure be born again. Into this band of the elect
those who have chosen the life of knowledge, of virtue, and of utility
the philosophers of the ages invite YOU.
Manly P. Hall Religion Against Science Sayings By Manly P. Hall: The criers of the Mysteries speak again, bidding all men welcome to the House of
My people are going to learn the principles of democracy the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will, every man can follow his own conscience provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him act against the liberty of his fellow men.Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Religion Against Science Sayings By Mustafa Kemal Ataturk: My people are going to learn the principles of democracy the dictates of truth and
I told them we're tired of the culture wars, tired of Christianity getting entangled with party politics and power. Millennials want to be known by what we're for, I said, not just what we're against. We don't want to choose between science and religion or between our intellectual integrity and our faith. Instead, we long for our churches to be safe places to doubt, to ask questions, and to tell the truth, even when it's uncomfortable. We want to talk about the tough stuff - biblical interpretation, religious pluralism, sexuality, racial reconciliation, and social justice - but without predetermined conclusions or simplistic answers. We want to bring our whole selves through the church doors, without leaving our hearts and minds behind, without wearing a mask.Rachel Held Evans Religion Against Science Sayings By Rachel Held Evans: I told them we're tired of the culture wars, tired of Christianity getting entangled with
Why half the schools in your country are not allowed to teach evolution. Ask yourself why the U.S. Christian Coalition is the most influential lobby against scientific progress in the world. The battle between science and religion is still raging, Mr. Langdon. It has moved from the battlefields to the boardrooms, but it is still raging.Dan Brown Religion Against Science Sayings By Dan Brown: Why half the schools in your country are not allowed to teach evolution. Ask yourself
The scientists who attack mainstream religion, rather than striving for peaceful coexistence with it, damage science, and also weaken the fight against fundamentalism.Martin Rees Religion Against Science Sayings By Martin Rees: The scientists who attack mainstream religion, rather than striving for peaceful coexistence with it, damage
Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is a cloak of ambition, injustice and vice ... Truth breaks free, science is popularized, and religion totters; soon it will fall, in the course of centuries
that is, tomorrow ... In good time we shall only have to deal with reason.
[From Bizet, by William Dean. Colier Books, 1962]
Georges Bizet Religion Against Science Sayings By Georges Bizet: Religion is a means of exploitation employed by the strong against the weak; religion is
Cleverly assorted scraps of spurious science are inculcated upon the children to prove necessity of law; obedience to the law is made a religion; moral goodness and the law of the masters are fused into one and the same divinity. The historical hero of the schoolroom is the man who obeys the law, and defends it against rebels.Peter Kropotkin Religion Against Science Sayings By Peter Kropotkin: Cleverly assorted scraps of spurious science are inculcated upon the children to prove necessity of
A part of our nature rebels against this truth and against that other part which would accept it. A second truth of equal weight contradicts the first, proclaiming through art, religion, philosophy, science and even war that human life, in some way not easily definable, is significant and unique and supreme beyond all the limits of reason and nature. And this second truth we can deny only at the cost of denying our humanity.Edward Abbey Religion Against Science Sayings By Edward Abbey: A part of our nature rebels against this truth and against that other part which
What a lovely thing a rose is!"
He walked past the couch to the open window and held up the drooping stalk of a moss-rose, looking down at the dainty blend of crimson and green. It was a new phase of his character to me, for I had never before seen him show any keen interest in natural objects.
"There is nothing in which deduction is so necessary as religion," said he, leaning with his back against the shutters. "It can be built up as an exact science by the reasoner. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers, our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers.
Arthur Conan Doyle Religion Against Science Sayings By Arthur Conan Doyle: What a lovely thing a rose is!"He walked past the couch to the open window
As for what it's against - the story is against those who pervert and misuse religion, or any other kind of doctrine with a holy book and a priesthood and an apparatus of power that wields unchallengeable authority, in order to dominate and suppress human freedoms.Philip Pullman Religion Against Science Sayings By Philip Pullman: As for what it's against - the story is against those who pervert and misuse