Letter: ‘Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind’
I wish to respond to the letter from J. Bauer that was published in your Sunday Oct. 9 edition.
While he strongly attacked Donald Trump, the real issue that caught my attention was J. Bauer’s attack on my friend Robb Williams.
Of the 55 men who formed the Constitution, 52 were active members of their churches. Christian churches. Not Muslin churches or Buddhist churches or Hindu churches but Christian churches. Nowhere in the Constitution are the words “separation of church and state” found. No where.
The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion. The purpose at the time was to counter King George and his requirement that all England worship as he did. There is no requirement that our government be “free from religion” as you suggest. Historically, there has rarely been a time when it functioned without the Christian religion -- until now.
Science and religion? Which science do you speak of? The 50-year-old science that described a fetus as a blob of cells or the current science that shows an unborn child sucking his thumb. Democrats hang their hats on the 50-year-old science and yet claim we horrible Christians ignore science. Excuse me?
Or maybe the 130-year-old science of Darwin who called the simple cell the building block of all living creatures. He knew nothing of the workings of a cell let alone DNA. You know, the DNA that says you will form a hand but not a wing. Or a wing and not a claw.
But I’ll bet you believe in evolution even though the pictures in textbooks of the horse-like creature that eventually became a full-sized horse were a complete hoax.
Maybe you like the 20-year-old science that was too unproven to convict OJ. Today it is completely commonplace.
Now it’s global warming. Non-Christian scientists believe that the last ice age was about 10,000 years ago. Christians believe it was about 5,000 years ago. Either way, the earth has had to be warming to get to where we are today. While it has pretty much leveled off, why on earth should we think it should stop just because we are alive. In science class in the 1960s, we were taught that glaciers were receding. Should they have stopped in the last 50 years?
Here’s a science lesson for you. Place an ice cube on a table and observe. The smaller it gets the more rapidly it melts. Hmm.
And how about scientists that were Christian? Isaac Newton, Louis Pasteur, Nicholas Copernicus, Sir Francis Bacon, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Rene Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Robert Boyle, Michael Faraday, Gregor Mendel and William Thomson Kelvin.
While Albert Einstein never came into belief in a personal God, he did recognize the impossibility of a non-created universe. His statement, “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
Robb Williams has been a dedicated member of the Mingus Union High School Board for the past four years I believe. He has done an outstanding job and deserves to be re-elected. And he will be. I’ll pray for you, J. Bauer.