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  • Exactly.
  • Oscar was a repressed homosexual at a very inopportune time where even the most openminded would rebel against what was being taught in the name of God.
  • Christianity is true and it is not dead. So, if it is not dead could our proof be untrue and if it is untrue, then the religion must be true and Science is wrong so the proof is wrong and the religion is true and we all need to go back and gather more evidence and... What was the question?
  • This assumes a conflict model between science and religion. I think they mesh quite well, each having their own spheres of authority.
  • Many people need someone or something to believe in and will continue to do so even in the shadow of science. Most modern religions are proof of that.
  • This is actually a fair and true statement. I pondered this question recently for a book I'm working on and erroneously came to the conclusion that they die when they are replaced by a new religion. But that is not true, the new religion, at least for the last 5000 years has been the same sun god story over and over. These beliefs never died. Rather they morphed or transformed into new characters with similar qualities. In the 5000 years which have gone by no religion has been found to be true nor has any religion really gone away. Great simple logical cut through the bull Ockhams Razo answer.
  • Some believe that religion and science can be complimentary - did not say always or that all believe so. Not one to argue with Oscar but absolute statements often make me a little uneasy.+5
  • I noticed that Oscar Wilde is dead and that science changes and leans on man's philosophies and wisdoms. God remains.
  • It sounds like something an ignorant Atheist would say. It also insults the purpose and aims of Science. The ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman religons did not died because they were proved to be true. The Catholic Church has sponsored and supported Science in the discovery of God's creation for hundreds of years. One example of this sponsorhsip and support is the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The Academy and its membership are not influenced by national, political, or religious factors and represent a valuable source of objective scientific information which is made available to the international scientific community. Today the work of the Academy covers six main areas: + Fundamental science + The science and technology of global questions and issues + Science in favor of the problems of the Third World + The ethics and politics of science + Bioethics + Epistemology And nine sub-areas: + Physics + Astronomy + Chemistry + Earth and environmental sciences + Life sciences (botany, agronomy, zoology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, the neurosciences, surgery) + Mathematics + Applied sciences + The philosophy and history of sciences http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_academies/acdscien/400_ann/storia_en_qxd.pdf Another example is the theory of Evolution: On August 12, 1950 Pope Pius XII said in his encyclical Humani generis: The Teaching Authority of the Church does not forbid that, in conformity with the present state of human sciences and sacred theology, research and discussions, on the part of men experienced in both fields, take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution, in as far as it inquires into the origin of the human body as coming from pre-existent and living matter - for the Catholic faith obliges us to hold that souls are immediately created by God. Here is the complete encyclical: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/pius_xii/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xii_enc_12081950_humani-generis_en.html And here is the Address of Pope John Paul II to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on October 22, 1996 speaking of the Theory of Evolution: http://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_jp02tc.htm At this time, the theories of the big bang and evolution are the most logical scientific explanations. However tomorrow someone may come up with better ideas. As long as we believe that God started the whole thing, both the Bible and responsible modern science can live in harmony. Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. -- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) With love in Christ.
  • Most of Wilde's bon mots are airily tart. He was great with a quip, but I don't consider him much of an authority of anything but writing and quipping. . Religions die when they lose all their adherents and no religion has ever been proved true.
  • I have no thoughts on this.
  • Wilde was known for saying things that sounded cool but were really meaningless.
  • 12-19-2016 Who is Oscar Wilde and why should I care? We have far too many people trained in various fields who think that qualifies them to hold forth on a field in which they know nothing. For starters, he does not offer a definition of 'religion'. The bible says something very interesting about religion; it says it is made up by men, and God does not think much of it. Science is by its definition a collection of observations, and nobody has observed anything about religion, so science knows nothing on the subject.
    • Jewels Vern
      Science is anything that can be measured. Spirit is anything that can not be measured. Spiritual matters are not proven by logic. Science is proven by logic. No connection. The reason you can't "prove" God is that if you don't believe, then by definition all proof is nonsense. But if you study the bible for a while, you will eventually realize that it is all true, proven to your own satisfaction. Read a chapter of Proverbs every day. Proverbs has 31 chapters so you can keep your place by just looking at a calendar. There is no religion or nothing in Proverbs and you don't have to believe anything. Just read to find wisdom. When you are comfortable with that, then read the bible from Romans to 2 Thessalonians over and over until you start to remember what it says. That is the part that applies to Christians.

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