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Comment 12 by Maariya

If one took something so seriously then they wouldnt attempt to critically examine it, because its religion not science.

Religion isn't science, but believers are people. Science can, and does, study people. The idea that religion is beyond science doesn't work because believers aren't beyond science, and the reasons for beliefs and the very nature of belief itself can be investigated, and they certainly should be because religious belief is an important and interesting aspect of human nature.

The thoughts of believers are a proxy in the physical world for the supposedly supernatural object of their beliefs, making that object accessible to science.

Sat, 28 Jul 2012 01:06:09 UTC | #950195