I am a grade 12 student in Red Deer Canada and i am unfortunate enough to be in a catholic high school. That means that taking religion class is mandatory for me. I currently have an assignment in which i have to respond to several quotes about religion vs science. It is my hope to put together a really well organized and logical argument from an atheist point of view. I have my own ideas, but i think it would be really cool to get some other perspectives, ideas, and arguments on the topic. I don't want to bash or insult religion i simply want provide well organized arguments against it. I will post the two quotes that I am supposed to respond too, and I would really appreciate it if anyone and everyone would give me their perspectives.
"In many academic and theological groups, an awareness is maturing that science and faith are not opposed to each other, but, on the contrary, need and complete each other."
Pope John Paul II
"Science without religion is lame,
religion without science is blind."
Those are the two quotes I must respond to. I'd really appreciate it if i could get some comments ofer other perspectives and insights. If anyone is for some reason opposed to using any of their opinions in my assignment simply let me know in a comment and ill respect that. Itd be really great if we could get a good discussion going here.
Thanks in advance.