The two don't jive, you can't make them jive...thats just the way it is.
Okay, well thats fine if you want to believe that science is just wrong and that totally off the mark. But without actually having scientific reasons to believe we are THAT far off, I don't really call that a respect for science. That just choosing to believe we must be wrong about it all so that it still works with your religious belief. If you had scientific reasons to believe that our knowledge is that much off the mark and that it was more likely our earth was really young, then that would be respect for science and you could still soundly say science and your religious belief both exist.I don't feel like I have to know how it all happened. Maybe it is just a mis-interpretation like we used the world was flat because the bible said the four corners of the world. Maybe it is not. In my opinion, either way, it does not make or break anything I believe and I do not believe it has any baring on my life today.
I mean if anything as we discover more, science in general is headed in directions that really don't jive at all with anything literal from the bible when it comes to nature...its certainly not headed TOWARDS a bible story.
Last edited by KimPossible; 08-13-2013 at 10:07 PM.
Just because the question makes you uncomfortable because you can't answer it doesn't make it unacceptable. If you aren't comfortable having science challenge religious beliefs that fly in the face of science, don't enter a debate which pits the two directly against one another (according to the belief system you are explaining). I'm allowed to ask about fossils all I please. If you can't answer don't claim religious persecution. You are welcome to ask any questions which cast doubt about my scientific or religious beliefs and I promise not to cry victim.
And choosing to believe the dinosaurs and people co-existed even though science doesn't point in that direction at all just because it works better with the bible story.
You can certainly choose to believe the latter...but anyone who does shouldn't claim they have a respect for science.
Yes, science is sometimes wrong, but there is nothing scientific about deciding that it must be wrong just because you like it better that way.