Originally posted by Dasa
Science says that once there was nothing - just empty space a void and this existed like this for eternity - but one day something exploded and the thing that exploded must have been made of rocks because all the heavenly bodies are made of earth.
This is the story so far - and then with that explosion gravity appeared and the laws of physic and most of thos ...[text shortened]... ience persons all deaf dumb and blind.
Or just thoroughly dishonest.
Sometimes I like to look at the word "nothing" like a no-thing.
(Remember we were talking about invisibility and such the other day). So it's not nothing, it's a no-thing.
I dont know if this helps, but it helped me when I came across it.
I believe in God. I believe in science. I hope the opposing parties can reconcile , truthfully about this stuff in the not too distant future.
It really is just "cutting off your nose despite you face" to either dismiss science entirely or religon entirely. Religon and science have endured because they both contain some truth abd also, because one size does not fit all, some are more disposed to one than the other.
The buddha mentioned the middle way. Simple advice that can avoid a lot unecessary unpleasentness.