Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. King!

A wonderful quote from Martin Luther King Jr. that is often overlooked is this one about the relationship between science and religion.
"Softmindedness often invades religion. ... Softminded persons have revised the Beautitudes to read "Blessed are the pure in ignorance: for they shall see God." This has led to a widespread belief that there is a conflict between science and religion. But this is not true. There may be a conflict between softminded religionists and toughminded scientists, but not between science and religion. ... Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary."
To the fundamentalists out there, read this and open your mind to the really great truths scripture reveals, not the softminded revisionist interpretation you give to it.  

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