Revelation In Space: Bible Data:

In Regione Caecorum Rex Est Luscus [Latin] - In the Land of the Blind, the One-Eyed Man is King

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. - Carl Sagan; The Demon Haunted World

The clash between science and religion began in the sixth century BCE with the Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, whose geocentric view of the universe influenced ancient Greeks like Aristotle and Ptolemy. Aristotle's geocentric concept would have an influence on the powerful Church of Rome. It was adopted by the church due to the scientist Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) who had great respect for Aristotle.

Galileo's heliocentric concept challenged Aquinas' geocentric philosophy. He had the nerve to suggest that his heliocentric concept was in harmony with Scripture, a direct challenge to the Church itself, and so brought about the Inquisition in 1633. It was Galileo's figurative and accurate interpretation of Scripture against Aquinas' and the Catholic Church's literal and inaccurate interpretation. For being right Galileo stood condemned until 1992 when the Catholic Church officially admitted to their error in their judgment of Galileo.

So, the static between religion and science was caused by philosophy and religion wrongly opposed to science and the Bible.

The modern-day atheist seems oblivious to this portion of science history. They read somewhere or were indoctrinated with the idea that the Bible stated that the earth was the center of the universe, when the Bible said nothing of the kind. The verses which the church used to support their theory were Ecclesiastes 1:5 and Psalm 104:5. Metaphoric terms which we still use today. This is the sort of outdated ignorance one has to keep in mind when responding to the atheistic skeptic, because it isn't very scientific, to say the least.

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