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← Can religion tell us more than science?

susanlatimer's Avatar Jump to comment 68 by susanlatimer

They do the same thing to art as they do to science and as they do to morality.

When good, curious, disciplined minds try to explore the edges, they use every method at their disposal to say, "No need. Don't bother. It's answered. Nothing to see here. Move along."

It makes me nearly as angry when they try to claim art proves Yahweh as it does when they try to claim that science proves Yahweh.

Yahweh shuts down science. Yahweh shuts down morality. Yahweh shuts down imagination.

Yahweh is not alone here, but this particular god has nothing to contribute to any of these endeavours.

There is no greater hindrance to any of these pursuits than unsupported claims about ultimate knowledge.

Science, art and philosophy know how little we know. That's why we need them all.

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 06:11:13 UTC | #951229