Originally Posted by PistolPete
I think any and all religions should be up in arms about science today and the advancements we've made. Their reasons for speaking out against science are completely understandable. Is a particular religious order supposed to erase all their teachings and beliefs that have been going on for thousands of years because a doctor in some lab proves to the world that he too can create and destroy life??
this is no reason to heed their teachings if they have become outdated and obsolete.... the people who thought the world to be flat were silenced once the truth came to light... there was no reason to listen to those ideas any longer...
the emergence of better understanding will push some of the older ideas off the table... thats the way an emergent society (or any society worth its own existence) continues to grow...
When society chooses status quo over continued growth, then the society itself runs the risks of becoming outdated and obsolete