Do you feel that by learning more you get less religious?

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  1. Elgiz

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    From my own experience I can say that by learning sciences, I have become less religious. I have researched this topic and learned that many people are in the same boat as me. Does this fact mean that science contradicts religion? While science is an area which can be falsified, religious knowledge systems can not. Do you think the more you learn, the less religious you become?
     
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    I have an opposite experience. Probably because I know that with knowledge comes piety, two gifts of the holy spirit among the other five. But we have to take the context of knowledge, science included, in the light of arriving at the truth or shedding light to our ignorance. And the truth emanates from someone actually who is God, the creator of all that is seen and unseen. And if science deals with only the things that we see, it is only one part of the picture. Metaphysics and other subjects that cannot be analyzed under the microscope is part of our knowledge. In both cases, they all come from the creator and knowing these things ought to lead us to being closer to our creator, thus becoming more pious or holy the more we become learned.
     
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    Not necessary. Atheism has been as dumb as religion. Considering how atheism supported LGBT and feminism. It shows it can be weakest link of humans. So goes to show that being religious is lot better than this.
     
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    I'm a roman catholic, and I believe that a God exists. However, there are times where I question myself if it is indeed true. I'm confused, what the hell do I know? All I know is the more we learn, the more we earn. Peace!
     
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    Depends what you mean by religion. If you mean the belief in God, then no, science does not diminish that faith much. For instance, look at dinosaurs. I can not tell you how many arguments I've seen occur on "which dinosaurs had feathers and didn't", which more often than not simply leads to insults, similar to religion vs atheist arguments online. We have a hard time studying some things of the past that are somewhat tangible and determining what happened in its entirety. When it comes to God and the supernatural, we start hitting a different ball park. The same methods we use to analyze the physical world, will most likely not apply.
    I think when it comes to God, learning about actually spiritually, the supernatural and its practices is a much better method. This includes, prayer, meditation and things of that nature.