God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us. ~ Henry David Thoreau
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Exploring the Middle Ground Between Science and Religion
Atheists and Fundamentalists are both literalists, which is their flaw. To me (as a historical-metaphoricist and poet), the difference between science and religion is like the difference between a book report and a poem. Von Hardenberg said it best: Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
While I am a Christian, I have read every scripture from every religion available to me in English translation. The Bible, Tao te Ching, Dhammapada, Bhagavad Gita, The Quran, etc. speak to me in a way that a science textbook cannot. Metaphorically speaking, the science book speaks to my head while the various scriptures speak to my "heart". Read the Article at HuffingtonPost