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Christianity And Islamic Religions: A Blessing Or A Curse Part 3

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full of atheist regimes and leaders that committed inhuman crimes and massacres that are as bad if not worse than those committed by religious ones. “Atheist and secular regimes in the twentieth century alone have killed well over 100 million people more than one hundred times the total deaths caused by Christians from the Crusades until the present” (Habermas, 2008, P.826) These regimes include the Nazi regime of Hitler, the soviet republic of Lenin and Stalin and the Chinese communism.
Another well-known argument that is often used by atheist is that religion is against science and that believers are illogical human beings due to their beliefs in the existence of God. However, a case study of the relationship that exists between religion and science will once again prove this argument wrong. Dr. Abdulla Galadari wrote an article named “Science vs. Religion: The Debate Ends” (2011) that clarify this relationship. Dr. Galadari holds a PhD in Civil Engineering and has an MSc in Civil Engineering and a MEng in Engineering Management using GIS. Atheist scientists reason using their mind and senses and think that religious people are unreasonable. Freud (1927) is one example of many atheists who consider religion “as neurosis, illusion, poison, intoxicant, and childishness to be overcome.” (Galadari, 2011, P.1) and that one should be hypnotized in order to be religious. To them science describes the physical world, while religion is wrong to give world views because it is uniquely concerned with the spiritual world. We’ll begin by proving wrong all of what has been mentioned. First of all as it was stated in the article “Suppression of science is not part of any of the world religious Scriptures. In all the major religious Scriptures, science is never condemned” (Galadari, 2011, P.2) In fact many religions consider science as a must because it allows human to better understand the creation and work of God and thus science can be viewed as a mean to approach God. This what modern religious leaders agree upon, although many leaders remain skeptic about science and are the ones to be blamed for the reputation that science and religions cannot meet. Secondly, considering the argument that theists are unreasonable, this is completely wrong because “Scientists who believe in gravity believe in it for the very same reasons why theists believe in a Divine” (Galadari, 2011, P.2). In fact, one most fundamental law of physics which is the force of gravity, presents a powerful analogy to the Divine. We all know that gravity cannot be seen nor touched, yet we all know that it is present since it appears and manifest itself in many ways. The universe is governed by it and scientists keep on using it although a general cloud of mystery still encloses it. The Divine has provided gravity as an analogy of itself. Just like gravity, no one has ever seen the Divine, but how the Divine manifests itself can be sensed. “As gravity is described as a force of attraction,...

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