The Science Delusion

I watched Richard Dawkins documentary “The God Delusion”. All he does is select the worst or most difficult to accept examples of what religion has to offer, then compare it to the best of what science has to offer. As if they are even comparable!

He makes a major mistake that many scientists of the 20th century have made, by considering that science is in opposition to religion. Also, the supposition that science without religion is somehow fruitful, when the statistics speak for themselves, atheism and especially atheist-based regimes have killed more people than all the religions put together, never mind either Christianity or Islam by themselves!

The truth is that many of the greatest scientists were religious people who believed in God, such as; Ibn-Rushd (Averroes),Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ibn Hayyan (Geber), Ibn al-Haytham (Alhacen), Abu al-Qasim Al-Zahrawi (Abulcasis), Roger Bacon, Francis Bacon, René Descartes, Johannes Kepler, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and these are just some of the more well known ones.

In fact many religious people go into the sciences to learn more about God’s creation, and maybe gain some insight thereby. In many ways science started out as a religious pursuit to learn more about the Creator by studying His creation. But atheists like to hide this aspect of science, instead presenting their own biased views as if they were true!

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5 Responses to The Science Delusion

  1. Ken says:

    Albert Einstein specifically rejected belief in a personal god – he was angrily attacked by Christian and Jewish leaders for this rejection. (Today Christian apologists seem to grab at any statement of Einsteins to support their own beliefs).
    Ironically Einsteins “god” was a belief the the beauty and order of the universe – a belief accepted by many atheists (Dawkins for example). Dawkins only criticism of this metaphorical use of “god” is that it is confusing. And it certainly is being used in a confusing way here.

  2. doubtingthomas426 says:

    You are correct, Science isn’t opposed to religion, however, it is opposed to fallacy, which is what the teaching of religion is. And you list some of our ‘greatest scientists’ who were religious. Very good, now how about listing the MAJORITY who were/are not. And science wasn’t started to ‘learn more about the creator’ but to seek out answers to the unknown. As a direct result of this pursuit, Atheism continues to grow as humanity learns more about our world and our history. Science is not opposed to religion but it WILL be the destruction of religion.

    You appear to be an intelligent person. I hope you’ll be so bold as to check out my site even though the questions I post for god worshipers will most likely rub you and yours the wrong way. I’ve categorized all my posts on the left. Take a few minutes to read through a few. Leave a comment if you like. Take Care.

  3. Even Dawkin’s field of genetics was initiated by a monk, Gregor Mendel. On my Mystic Link blog ( you can find a more detailed critique of The God Delusion in the piece entitled The Root of All Evil?

  4. Thank you for setting the record straight about the relationship between science and religion. In my book Ibn al-Haytham: First Scientist, the world’s first biography of the eleventh-century Muslim scholar known in the West as Alhazen or Alhacen, I point out that the development of the scientific method was a direct outgrowth of Ibn al-Haitham’s faith. He believed that human beings are flawed and only God is perfect. To discover the truth about nature, he reasoned, one had to eliminate human opinion and error and allow the universe to speak for itself. “The seeker after truth is not one who studies the writings of the ancients and, following his natural disposition, puts his trust in them,” he wrote, “but rather the one who suspects his faith in them and questions what he gathers from them, the one who submits to argument and demonstration.”

    In his massive study of light and vision, Kitāb al-Manāzir (Book of Optics ), Ibn al-Haytham submitted every hypothesis to a physical or mathematical demonstration. To test his hypothesis that “lights and colors do not blend in the air,” for example, Ibn al-Haytham devised the world’s first camera obscura, observed what happened when light rays intersected at its aperture, and recorded the results. Throughout his investigations, Ibn al-Haytham follows all the steps of the scientific method.

    Ibn al-Haytham remained a devout Muslim throughout his life. He wrote, “It became my belief that for gaining access to the effulgence and closeness to God, there is no better way than that of searching for truth and knowledge.”

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