Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Science and Religion
Or as Mark Shea puts it, Science AS religion. As the Catechism tells us, man is naturally inclined to search for God -- that is, to find religion -- and the Devil's strategy is as simple as it is effective: to warp, not destroy, religion. Mark is most likely correct, the Devil is merely amused when it is instead called by a scientific name. What matters to the Devil, as Uncle Screwtape tells us, is keeping the mind of man away from God. From the Enlightenment on, this has been happening, more keenly of late, by making science up as a religion that explains everything. Unfortunately, by its own rigid principles, science cannot explain everything, because its conclusions hinge on both logic and empirical data. Unless everything has been observed and analyzed rigorously, it cannot claim to explain everything. More from Mark's piece at Catholic Exchange.