Religious people feel threatened by secular, scientific-worldview people, and secular people, conversely, feel threatened by religious thought. How do we find common ground?
Religion is a human endeavor, and so different religions will have different ways to reach those goals.
Don’t assume that “religious = conservative” and “scientific = liberal.”
Meaning is contextual. It allows us to change the story. And that, too, is a source of power.
The United States in the 21st century is becoming more secular, but is this actually causing it to move in a progressive direction as many of us think?
Human confidence in what we think we know for certain almost always involves hope in things unseen.
We human beings don’t experience the world as it is — we experience the world through the filter of our minds. How we look at and think about the world inform the way we act in it, and that informs the way both religion and science are practiced.
Knowledge and uncertainty, and belief and doubt, are often two sides of the same coin, and it’s the dynamic relationship between the two that drives us forward. At the second Sinai and Synapses seminar, Professors Karl Giberson and Stuart Firestein share their thoughts on this tension.
Belief, joy, awe, curiosity — these feelings are more than religious. They are more than scientific. They are reflections of the best of what it means to be human. They are the sources from which both religion and science spring.
For many Christians, Christianity and science are not in opposition; rather, they both serve as ways to search for truth.