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".
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