If you are often confused about whether the human existence is only because of science or is there a lord who is responsible for all these wonderful creations, and can he be narrowed down under one religion, spirituality v/s science, then this one is for you. Let us go through into this article with an open mind and with a motive to discuss within ourselves.
The world is full of people following different religions, beliefs and their own definitions for god based on the actions and situations they have endured in their life. First let us walk through a different perspective about spirituality and science.
This can be cast into Religious non believer and Religious believer.
POLYTHEISM (Religious non believer):
The world’s major religions go by the names Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism. Every one of us knew that all these religions narrow down at some point or the other to convey us a similar message “be good and help others”. But only their style of belief and practices differ.
But the point is the creator, of such a beautiful and complex Universe (why nature is mathematical is a mystery and the fact that there are rules at all is a kind of miracle), of Water (which is odourless, colourless, tasteless, and yet no living entities can survive without it), of Rain (specially designed Evaporation system that takes the oceans water, leaving the salt, forming the clouds and pushed away by wind to disperse water throughout a region that sustains life on earth), of Brain (which simultaneously processes an amazing amount of functions. Our brain takes in, millions of colours and objects we see, the temperature around us, the dryness of our mouth, it holds and processes all our emotions, thoughts, memories, and simultaneously it keeps track of the on-going functions of our body like the movement of our muscles, eyelid movement, our breathing pattern, hunger. It is designed intellectually with abilities to reason, to produce feelings, to dream and plan, to take action, and to relate to people). His creations go on and on.
Can the creator of such unimaginable things be narrowed down under a religion ?
MONOTHEISM (Religious believer):
Strong adherent of a particular religion.
To the ease of understanding we will carry out the point of views in a debate manner. I would prefer to take on the debate with the polytheist stands for the spiritualty.
SCIENCE: (can be an Atheist)
For many years, the debate has essentially been a tussle between believers and non-believers of GOD. But when it comes to the side of science it has been quite easy to debate. Since science acknowledges reason, evidence, facts whereas spirituality acknowledges faith, philosophical and metaphysical explanations.
The more I study SCIENCE the more I believe in GOD – ALBERT EINSTEIN
Yes it is true that spirituality acknowledges faith, but you cannot just brush away faith as such. Faith is everything. Faith is the thing which holds this world together. The faith a husband has on his wife, the faith a wife has on her husband, the faith a father has on his son, the faith a friend has on his friend. Faith is the entity which keeps sanity still alive on earth. Imagine the world without any faith, no one believing on no one. There is nothing worse than that. Faith is similar to gravity. You can feel it but not see it.
Gravity can be proved but not the existence of god.
Yes, we do accept that. Like how gravity can only be felt and not seen same way god only can be felt. As of now we believe that the universe is 14 billion years old and the earth is 4.5 billion years old but we just discovered gravity somewhere between 1642-1727. It took us such a vast period of time to discover a thing (gravity) that has been through out with us and so essential for the stability of us. It may be that we have not evolved enough to prove the existence of God. Still there are many questions that science could not answer.
Science betrays science. Science says for every reaction to commence there must be an initial energy. We believe that the universe have evolved through big bang. Where did that initial energy come from to initiate a big bang ? Science cannot any further go on debating that GOD does not exist until they find an apt response for this.
May be that’s the only valid point spirituality could come up with. What has spirituality given us other than fear, blind beliefs, mass massacres in the name of religion, gullibility, one dimensional beliefs, and separatism ? My god is the true one, my god is better than yours, my religion will give you better salvation are we not sickened with these absurdness.
Spirituality mainly paves way just to manipulate the masses for materialistic gains, cult formation to take advantages of the masses, for political manipulations.
Everything mentioned above is true, but all those are carried out in the name of spirituality and that absurdness is not spirituality. Absurdness will still exist in some other form even in absence of spirituality. What spirituality has given us ?
It has given hope for life during the dark phases of life. It has kept the rest of the world in peace and in control. Do you think these governments controls people ? Nah
Religion (spirituality) is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich – NAPOLEON BONAPARTE
But one cannot help wondering why do the gods punish so many of his own loved creations ?
The father who loves his child, punishes his child when the child does something wrong does that mean that the father has lost love for his child ?
Same way for every wrong act of us to bring us to the righteous path the Gods punish us to teach us lessons of life. Well to put it in a scientific way ‘For every action there is equal and opposite reaction.’
To the end, there are still many questions yet to be answered by science. The world even in spite of its brutal inequality still continues to exist in control and peace (may be at least not war all over the world) it’s merely because of SPIRITUALITY.