Sunday, February 26, 2012

Religion and science

Religion is an expression of collective consciousness.It provides opportunity for integration and solidarity of the society.The object of science is to study the universe in its material aspect while religion has as its immediate object god and supernatural life.Despite the advancement of science ,religion performs a valuable function for both society and the individual which cannot be negated by substituting scientific explanations for religious explanations for the universe.Religion is based on faith and rituals whereas in science it emphasizes on facts,proofs, verification and observations.Science believes in empirical truth whereas religion believes in non empirical truth.Science emphasizes on the known aspect and religion focus on the unknown or supernatural aspects.

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