There is Greater Dread of Things Unknown
“There is greater dread of things unknown.” Titus Livius made this statement in a time when science and religion were interrelated and conveyed as one; a time when spirituality graciously entangled itself in the sparse fissures of the body of knowledge. The two have since diverged and society and the people have had to make a choice: will science, or religion, satisfy the distinctive inquisitiveness of human beings?
This is a question that haunted me even before, a question I continuously think about. As time goes by, however, there’s a lot of new ideas build up and raise by different people with the intention to explain everything about the world. Presentation of different principles and ideologies is widely-spread and this causes confusion and mixed-up ideas brought by the evolution of science and the religion.
If science continues to make discoveries that conflict with the Christian Doctrine will the Scientific Revolution in due course make Christianity Religion redundant? “Christianity: God and the Scientist” is a documentary series that presents different views on the history of the Christian faith, looking at its origins, social advances and raging past. Different British personality examines a religion that has particular resonance for them. Consequently, they present their own viewpoints to an interesting and inclusive debate that explores Christianity’s role in shaping the modern world.
As the story begins, it presented very brief history of Christianity in which the idea that man is created in God’s image. Hence, another ideology rumbled the religious belief as Charles Darwin presented the Natural selection where actually about how human evolved, contrary to the Christian dogma. A lot of rumors was aired and misconceptions and delusions bombarded that time.
In this point, it shows the counter relation of religion and the science as to the society. Scientist proves a lot of things, contradicting Christian beliefs, through different hypothetical theories and paradigms which actually stand as the basis of all. One example is the Big Bang Theory. Since many scientists disproves the word of the Christian principles it is then conclude that they are antagonist of Christian religion. Therefore, religion, in the time of Scientific Revolution during Renaissance Period, was overshadowed by the body of science.
Subsequently, in some point of view, science has never been in conflict with Christianity. It actually tells us that not all the time science and religion are different from each other, hence, sometimes they supported as one another. There’re also few scientists who also believes deeply in God, just like Max Plank. According to him, “As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such.
All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.” Both religion and science require a belief in God. “For believers, God is in the beginning, and for physicists He is at the end of all considerations… To the former He is the foundation, to the latter, the crown of the edifice of every generalized world view”.
As the documentary presented all the thoughts, it is quite convincing by those viewpoints as such that there’s a lot of proofs that are being presented. It’s a great short film which discussed a lot from different perspectives that might enlightened our personal dogma. So, as a whole it’s good to be tackled in different points, but these two different points should not be compared between each other as both have different principles being offered to us.
The church, especially the Catholic church, has often been proved wrong, and much of its teachings are manmade at best, adopted from pagan religions and demonic at worst. However, neither science nor any other form of knowledge has ever proved anything in Scripture wrong. Therefore, we should consider those possibilities that science and religion may overlap.
If science continues to make discoveries that conflict with the Christian Doctrine will the Scientific Revolution in due course make Christianity Religion redundant? Thus, Science is science and religion are religion. There’s a lot of things that science can explain and religion cannot but there are also things that science can’t explain but spirituality can. Accordingly, it is in our own choice to where points you are going to choose to. Above all, as long as you have strong faith about your personal ideologies even there’s a lot of contradictions about your thoughts, still it’s your choice no matter what happens.