Last Thursday, I attended this conference about "Science and Religion". There were like a 100 medical students and fresh graduates, 10s of professors and attending physicians, and three Speakers. When one of the speakers said something in the lines of:
"Do not take science or medicine from your religion scholars or holy books. Separate religion from science. Spare yourself and your religions the embarrassment. When you are confronted with a scientific fact that contradicts what your school of faith is preaching what will you do? Science contradicts religion in many instances. Do not take scientific facts from your scriptures without evidence or proper research. If your book says honey or holy water cures diseases do not believe it until it is empirically proven..."
You will not believe the kind of responses the guy got. The students went ballistic! We started hearing comments like: "who are you to say this" "How dare you falsify religion" "what do you know about religion" "god is never wrong" "he is an apostate" ...
So, I thought of asking you guys how you deal with this. As doctors, researchers, and intelligent well educated guys, what do you do when Religion contradicts Science? When you have a scientific theory, like evolution, that is accepted by the majority of scientists and is considered the unifying dogma of biology, and in the same time contradicts stories and versus from the bible and quran, what do you do?
Hand it over to science? Claim its a conspiracy theory? Say religion is spiritual and does not require scientific approval? You don't care? Religion is an epic fail? My religion could never be proven wrong ... one day, science itself would prove the evolutionary theory and all the other facts that contradict religion, wrong? get them infidels? Religion is much higher than this ... do not mix them together? Hallelujah?
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