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Finding my own way…

It’s Science…

I grew up with creationism as the only way the Earth could have come to be.  At a young age I had a real love of science, and always tried to reconcile what I learned in science with what I learned in church.  The way I reconciled it was by saying, “God created a world that is meant to be explored, so maybe he just built an old world from the beginning.”  Of course, this was already going outside the realm of what most of the christian church believed, but it worked for me.

Well, the older and ‘wiser’ I got, the more conflicted I became.  I have always loved science because of the research, the discovery and the fact that it really works.  I love all science, but physics is one that I really love.  I love the fact that you don’t ‘see’ physics directly… you basically see the affect of physics on the world around you.  As I got deeper into physics and started learning about the exploration of the universe and the size of it and the other galaxies out there, the more I really had to queston how on earth there could be only one religion that gets you to heaven.

I now believe that there are so many more unknowns than knowns and religion and science are both included in this belief.  At this point, I do believe there is an ‘energy’ or ‘force’ or something unexplained out in the universe… I also believe that science sits very well with this.  I’m the first to admit that I don’t know what I don’t know… but what I do know is that science has helped me appreciate the world/galaxy/universe and the complexities of everything in it more than my old religion.

When I think about how it is all connected, I’m in awe at how fantastic it is.

What do you think about science and religion?

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October 8, 2008 Posted by | Leaving Religion, science | , , , | 1 Comment

A Heartbeat Away…

On Thursday we will see a VP debate that may go down as one of the most important VP debates ever. Usually these aren’t very important to people and the VP candidate has little affect on the outcome of the election. But, I believe that it is much different this time around.

Why? Because of the state of our country, because we are more dependent on foreign goods and economies than we ever have been. Because this election, no matter which way it goes will be historic. One big reason for the religious right is because Palin is all they have. McCain is not really religious, so Palin will make them feel less guilty when they vote in November.

Folks, even staunch Republicans are asking WTF. They are begging for her to step aside and use the excuse that family comes first. They see how bad a choice she is and are asking why.

What these people (staunch republicans who aren’t overly religious) don’t understand is that the religious right doesn’t care about competence (see ‘George Bush’) in the White House. No, they only care about how much they pray, tithe, and are committed to overturning laws that have no business in the government in the first place. Because of this, she will stay in the race, because… if the McCain advisors know one thing, they know they have no chance if they don’t have the suupprt of the religious right.

October 1, 2008 Posted by | Politics and Religion, Religious Right | , , | 1 Comment