Religion is not a pursuit of truth.
Despite hearing many individuals trying to reconcile religion and science by asserting that both are a pursuit of truth (ie. having the same goal), I beg to disagree. This statement could not be further from the truth. Religion is not a pursuit, it is an affirmation of the “truth”, and by no means a process by which “truth” can be discovered, or in any way agreed upon. That is because the so-called “truth” has already been discovered millennia ago, by superstitious sheepherders, and is just being regurgitated, and taken by faith, despite the face of newer evidence or the lack thereof. If science worked like religion, the earth would be flat and stars would be like nits in the sky. Fortunately, the face of science continues to change and evolve. More continues to be learnt as more evidence and/or technology becomes available. On the other hand, it is no surprise that the stupid rituals and laws held by sheepherders 2,000 years ago are still in practice in many religious parts of the world. In such places, it is ignorance that is promoted, and our “pursuit of truth” is belittled to but a pursuit of childish comfort and power.
Science has questions that may never be answered…
Religion has answers that may never be questioned.