Some Thoughts To Ponder

On Our Search for Truth and Wisdom

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

"Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish. . . We need each other to be what we must be, what we are called to be."

"The goal of science is understanding lawful relations among natural phenomena. Religion is a way of life within a larger framework of meaning."

"Religion is poetry plus, not science minus."

"Traditional religious creation stories and evolution are complementary. Science and religion together can weave a rich tapestry of new meaning for our age."

"Culture (science) is the form of religion; religion is the substance of culture (science)."

"Science is an effort to understand the creation. Biblical religion involves our relation to the Creator. Since we can learn about the Creator from his creation, religion can learn from science."

"There is more RELIGION in men's SCIENCE than there is SCIENCE in their RELIGION."

"Science makes major contributions to minor needs. Religion, however small its successes, is at least at work on the things that matter most."

"Credo ut Intelligam." ( I believe in order to understand.)

"Two things continue to fill the mind with ever increasing awe and admiration: the starry heavens above and the moral law within."

"He who has art and science also has religion; but those who do not have them better have religion."

"As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things."

"The essence of God’s creative action is the giving of being to a highly capable universe that is called to effect the Creator’s intentions for its actions."

"Science and religion are two windows that people look through, trying to understand the big universe outside, trying to understand why we are here. The two windows give different views, but both look out at the same universe. Both views are one-sided, neither is complete. Both leave out essential features of the real world. And both are worthy of respect.”