• As Human’s, Do We Need Religion And Faith Even If Science Can Disprove All You Believe?

    by  • August 1, 2010 • All Categories, Religion VS Science • 4 Comments

    The debate goes on about God Vs. Science in the existence of everything. If you find an answer… more questions come up. You ask a question… you receive more questions.

    The question that you are not hearing is:

    “Does the human race need faith and the belief in a God to settle our worries and fears about what we don’t know even if we can disprove many beliefs with science and fact?”

    Everyone can, and will, acknowledge the existence of other planets and solar systems. Don’t agree? Watch this short video on proof they exist:

    So… you see them right? It’s only logical to conclude that in each of these systems there is a planet like ours that supports life. No? Maybe not all systems, but let’s say at least a few for arguments sake because this statement is as close to fact as you can get.

    Now, let’s say God exists in a way that most religions view him today; I was brought up catholic with the Bible. Did our God in all the forms he is represented in our world visit all of these systems? Is he only our God?

    The point is not to prove the existence of God as we know him, or prove “God” as a concept, or even support the Big Bang Theory. What I’m pointing out is that if a higher being does not exist AT ALL and it can be proven that this being does not exist how would the majority of the world’s population react?

    It doesn’t matter what your belief’s or religion may be. You have just been shown proof that you are born, live, and die… that’s it. Nothing else… nothing more… What is your reaction? Can the population deal with this fact? Will people lose their mind? Will people view life differently? Will there be a major change in the planet? What will Religious leaders do or think?

    Will people still believe in God or a higher being because they need that belief to cope with the unknown?; ESPECIALLY death and how they live their lives day to day?

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    4 Responses to As Human’s, Do We Need Religion And Faith Even If Science Can Disprove All You Believe?

    1. stefangingerich
      August 2, 2010 at 6:50 am

      I think i see what you’re trying to say and I understand that you’re speaking hypothetically, but isn’t it more worthwhile to speak hypothetically about something that, hypothetically, could come to be? Your post alludes to science being able to prove that God doesn’t exist.

      The key word here is prove.

      It is extremely rare that science can prove anything. Name a scientific theory and I’ll guarantee there are some skeptics. Very little has been proven.

      Also, it’s illogical to believe that you could ever prove something doesn’t exist. You can’t prove a negative. That’s one of the few things that has been proven.

      So your question is, forgive me, irrelevant. It will never happen. People will continue believing in God in spite of all the scientific evidence to the contrary. It happens every day. It’s my belief that it will continue to happen.

      As for why people believe in God, even though that belief may fly boldly in the face of all the scientific evidence, we can only speculate. I think you touched on one big reason: comfort in the face of the unknown. Anyone who has attended a funeral probably knows that feeling.
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    2. August 2, 2010 at 7:58 am

      I understand your point, but to say science can not ever prove anything is just plain wrong. I feel you are stating this out of opinion and not fact? No one is saying that if you can not see somthing it does not exist. Both religion and science will back up this statement.

      Science has proven religion or religions wrong many times. Look back at all the beliefs that are now proven incorrect; the earth is the center of the universe, the earth is flat, and so on. Some ideas have not originated from religion, but the fact remains that science has proven many beliefs wrong.

      … You have proven my point… Over time certain religions if not all may become extinct, but we as humans will create or find new ones and beliefs to replace old ways. This has occured many times in the past with such beliefs like Greek and Roman gods and with other ancient beliefs.

      Time moves slow in religion and science, but belief in a higher power will be something constant as many humans need this faith to live with purpose and without fear of the unknown.

      • stefangingerich
        August 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm

        Firstly, I never said that science can’t prove anything. I said it’s rare. Many beliefs in religion cannot be proven wrong; the presence of a higher power, for example. You cannot prove a negative so people will, in all likelihood, continue believing in a higher power (or multiple higher powers) despite all of the evidence compiled by science. I agree that science has disproven many religious beliefs but some beliefs are undisprovable (though I’m betting science could prove that “undisprovable” isn’t a word) and, therefore, science will never completely disprove all religious beliefs. Thus, the question posed in the original post of this thread is irrelevant.

        • Michaela
          July 25, 2012 at 3:42 am

          Companies are beginning to rucofes their priorities. Ethnography is helping companies focus more on the customer rather than simply finding ways to make their employees more productive. Anthropologists are the leading people in ethnographic research. Ethnography is becoming far more valuable than focus groups, surveys, and demographic data because it allows companies to see their customers’ unarticulated desires where they live and work. Companies such as IDEO, Jump Associates, Doblin Group, IBM, Steelcase Inc., and Intel have all changed their path to designing a product. They have hired more anthropologists and claimed ethnography as one of their leading contributors to new product designs. Not all companies are using ethnography to create a new product, but rather to simply improve and existing one. For example, IDEO was hired by Marriott to study the ethnography of business people having meetings in their lobbies. IDEO found that the hotels had proper facilities for large parties, but not small groups of business travelers. Marriott has now reinvented the lobbies to accommodate a broader range of travelers. Intel does not market directly to their customers and the company believes that it needs to branch out beyond the chipmaking business. The company has begun to focus on consumer products such as entertainment systems and handheld computers for doctors. Intel now uses ethnography to learn how to make their new products appealing to the consumer. Because data-driven engineers have long run Intel, some employees are not enthused about this ethnographic switch. But they better get used to it.

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