Good day everyone. There is something I've wondered about and I would like to hear your views on this topic. Now because I am most familiar with Christian dogma, that is what I will be referencing. Christianity has its explanations for the creation of the universe, the earth, humankind, animals and well, everything else. Of course, scientific theories such as the Big Bang, Evolution and Abiogenesis contradict the Bible's version of events. However, science does not stand alone in its opposition to Christian theology. There are many religions (n.b. I am not saying science is a religion) that have their own version of events. Followers of these faiths believe in entirely different creation scenarios and even dissimilar gods. So my question is, why do Christians have a problem with science and not other religions? Now, this is a narrow-minded statement because there are probably some Christians who do overtly protest against other religions the way they advocate against science. But let me contextualize my issue, when people talk about religious freedom or freedom of religious expression, there never seems to be any acknowledgement (at least to me) that every religion believes in different things. What I mean is, in a Christian (again just using this religion as an example, not saying everyone in the religion is the same) viewpoint, it's okay for other faiths to express their fictional, antiquated irrationality but science cannot claim its findings which are based on the methods of observation, hypothesis, experiment, and conclusions as a valid way to understand life?
Could it be because deep down they know that scientific reasoning is most likely right and that other religions are also just fantasies like theirs? To me that seems to be the only reason they would make such a fuss about denouncing science as "propaganda" and attempting to dissuade children from learning about facts. I know that oppression of science does not happen everywhere and also probably not as often as I am assuming, but I still think it's interesting that some Christians have what seem to be a fear of their children finding out about topics in physics, chemistry, geology, biology and anthropology. One prominent televangelist even once told her congregation that "Satan" (the outside world) would try to tempt their children with "reason". So every time I see Christians kicking up a fuss about science, I always wonder, is it because they know that what they "believe" in isn't true? So that's what I want to know. What do you think are the reasons? Or what are your reasons?
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