is it unscientific to believe in god?

Philippines
January 26, 2007 5:40am CST
Scientists referred themselves as "the high priests of new technology" and their laboratories are "temples" of their achievements. Is science compatible in believing the existence of God? Can I solicit various comments on this for serious discussions? Please, I'm waiting...
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
Scientists are just harnessing what nature provides, it studies all the ways of nature and how to go about it, science will not exist if the world does not exist. So, how come we treat science and scientists as anyone so great?
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• Philippines
26 Jan 07
well thats true my friend. i have here in my hand a christian booklet that divulges scientists disbelief in the existence of God, although superficially put and I quote, "Some may feel that the more scientists learn, the further they get from any belief in God, It is true there are many in the scientific community who scorn religious faith. But a significant number of other find themselves deeply impressed by the evidence pointing to the design in the natural world around us. Other scientists wonder more than design; they begin to think about the Designer." so there, the significant other are thinking not just the design but the Intelligent Designer as well. They (significant other scientists) are just afraid of peer pressure and the trademark sealed on their scientific mind that they are gullible on the well founded dogma that there exist really an Intelligent Creator of this Universe
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@mansha (6301)
• India
27 Jan 07
I think we can not generalise God and science infact Sir Issac newton wrote more aboiut bible than he wrote about science-recently science have also started accepting the fact that there are things which human mind can not comprehend and explain. here is the list of famus scientists who believed inGod: http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/sciencefaith.html the list comprises of names like Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and many others. read their views also please read this article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/23/national/23believers.html?ex=1282449600&en=affec45468b0ff25&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
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@g_aileen09 (1354)
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
From what had all been said and written, I even consider God as the first scientist Himself. Nobody knows how God looks like, but I believe that His ultimate power did wonders in combining compatible elements in the universe to form other substances, including humans.
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• Philippines
28 Jan 07
yeah, the original scientist and the Great Intelligent Designer. I should have given the best response to you but something still is lacking. will you please elaborate some more. Good Luck and im honored to be your firend!:-)
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
I'm not quite sure on where I have read about it, but it tells something about God's one day to be equivalent to millions of years...therefore, the Book Genesis itself has also a scientific basis. It takes millions of years for an atom to combine with another inorder to produce another more complex form, and so on and so forth. So that even before the universe has begun, different elements were already present to produce the star which we call "sun" ...hence the phrase... "Let there be light..." and there because of the presence of light and the energy present in it, chemical reactions emerged to produce other things such as air and water ...and...so on and so forth. For me, God Himself is not the universe, but rather He is the Power that Controls everything within or even beyond the universe. Nothing is more powerful than God. He made all things possible. It is therefore wrong to say that it is unscientific to believe in God. It is more accurate to say that it is ungodly to believe in science alone when we talk of the creation and thereafter. For science would never be present without the source of all powers and that is God. I made you my friend because I could feel the sincerity in you. I am not writing these either because I want to gain the best response in this topic, but rather, I wish to share my views in it. Thank you for being conscientious enough to read through my thoughts, and it is my greatest pleasure to have met you here. I'm looking forward for more meaningful discussions such as these.
• United States
31 Jan 07
I think that when science comes up unable to explain certain phenomenon, that is proof of divinity. Last year I took a planetary geology course, and there were just so many things that couldn't be explained about the universe that the more science I learned, the more I personally believed in a divine creator because there are just so many perfections and coincidences that not believing our entire universe was a miracle seemed silly to me.
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• Philippines
31 Jan 07
you are correct there my friend. the entire universe cannot exists thru mere coincidence. So i am in agrrement with uour comment that here really is a Divine Creator an Intelligent Designer, repsonsible for all these unexplained phenomena
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
There's no problem, no conflict between God and science. The problem lies when people believe that evolution is science or a product of science. Evolution is a kind of religion that does not believe in God, that God does not exist, etc. God gives us wisdom to discover things which are necessary for the welfare of mankind. God did not provide us everything we need at one time. In fact God sewed leaves for clothing of Adam and Eve. God could have adorned them with not only what we consider now as beautiful. Remember that there's nothing impossible with God. There is no incompatibility of God and science.
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@kc_159_98 (144)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Belive it or not but a lot of scientists are christians and more are becoming christians every day! To me, that says that even science is realizing that our world (ourselves included) is too complicated to have just been an accident. We were created and our creator knew what we needed to have.
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
is it safe to say then that we are nearing the end of this age? If we consider skeptics who scorns the existence of God are now converted believer. Are we now going to the ultimate degeneration and the coming of the Millenium?
• United States
29 Jan 07
yes, I think we are getting close. I won't even pretend to be able to guess when Jesus will come again, because no one really knows. I don't think Jesus himself will know untill God says 'now'. Read Matthew chapter 24. It gives you all the clues to the end times. Revelation tells what will happen durning the last 7 years. Also I recamend the Left Behind series. There are 12 books all together, but they are very well writen and very easy to get into. The authors actually give you the verses they used to create the time line so you can look them up and make sure they got it right according to the bible.
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• Philippines
29 Jan 07
Thanks for your comments, i think ill refresh my memory on the book of revelation and the Gospel of Matthew. And yes, somebody here also recommend to me the Left behind Series. I think ill buy that also.
@smkwan2007 (1036)
• Hong Kong
27 Jan 07
Science is only some of studying method created by human. Of course science if compitable with the belief in the existence of God. A clock will never exist by itself, a statue will never be exist if no one has ever made them. All the living things , planet and solar system will never like what it is now if there is no one setting them up.
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
science is a systematic and formulated knowledge. natural science collectively, is the systematic study of the phenomena of the material universe and their laws. (the reader's digest great encyclopaedic dictionary). Although science is a systematic study of things/natural phenomena, the things researched and/or studied by men called scientists came from an Intelligent Designer which is scorned by some atheistic scientists
@kabibe (113)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
well i guess most people think that science and religion can not mix. but i feel that they do in fact complement each other, because my thinking is the things that cannot yet explain by science are probably in the realm of religion.
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
well my friend science is one of the by=products of religion. diverse religious denominations, believe in the existence of one God. Some scientist's scorn in religion and the non-existence of God is unfounded. "Our existence here in this world is a mere quirk of fate is beyond belief... an incidental blip in the great cosmic drama"
• India
26 Jan 07
science is the tool of god and only god knows that haw and why a thing is created around the science if you have any type of example in which science works without energy then give me that because energy is all about the god. we got energy or a litile amount of energythat is god which is inside us.
@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I agree with this. God created the world and all the scientific principles in it. Without God there would be no science.
@federickp (607)
• India
21 Jun 07
Yes you said it pretty correctly. It is unscientific to believe in god. I do not believe in god. Because uptill now i have not found any reason to believe in some thing called god. I do not even believe that it exists. And i will not believe in some thing that exists. As for the matter, i do not have any obligations over the people who pray to god. Infact some time i also listen to mom and bow infront of god, just for her satisfaction. But in my heart i do not believe in god. Those who believe i think they are cowards and they need some one to blame when they fail, thats why they want god. And some one to praise when they suceed. Personally, i feel some of the great men world ever saw, also didn't believe in god.
@murciaman (441)
20 Jun 07
in a scientific sense it is obviously unscientific to believe in God...there is no concrete evidence ..but doesnt scientists faith drive them on to find evidence in things that previuosly didnt have any evidence to back it up in terms of veracity....if scientists didnt believe in ideas and notions...."faith" if you will then they would not have discovered all the marvellous secrets of the universe that our anscestors were not aware of....so i think i would come to the conclusion that science and belief go hand in hand so whjy not belief in God?
@raj_neo07 (151)
• India
1 Feb 07
though science has develpoed so much today and scientist are the creators and hence the preist and stuff.... no one still has the correct origin of the eart. even if those science freeks tell us that the dust particles combined to form the planets. or a big mass, broke iin to galexcies and planets.. where di they come from??? well, in thier terms, according to the law of conservation of maa, they should have an origin.