Science and religion ask the same question,”Where did we come from?” I believe science and religion were meant to work together. Had religion not seen science as a threat to their platform, perhaps we would have the answer to that question today.
When people are steadfast in what they believe, they cannot accept any evidence to the contrary and oftentimes won’t even look at it. Science cannot disprove God and religion cannot prove God. However, there is evidence that something is in control of the laws of nature. Maybe that something was never a god but was something much greater. Over the centuries many things we thought were true were disproven, so why do we remain steadfast about anything? All evidence should be viewed by a curious and open mind.
Near-death experiences describe a world of pure love and connection. Mediums say they talk with people who passed before us and are living in another realm. Many people have had experiences that are labeled paranormal. Some might say these things originate in a dysfunctional brain or the person is a scammer. A religious person might say these things come from Satan—the “great deceiver.” For steadfast believers that would be the end of an investigation into any evidence. Plus, a person who had an experience would think twice about coming forward to face that kind of criticism. How much information is missed because of critical steadfast thinking?
I see this changing today, as there is less fear in looking at different viewpoints, and there is more cooperation between science and religion. That’s not to say steadfast thinkers won’t exist in the future, but with our growing awareness, they will be in the minority. It is encouraging for me to believe that one day we will know why we are here and who and what the creator is.