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Science and The Environment - Christian Views On The Creation Of The Universe.

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Christianity, Religion, Science and The Environment Christian Views On The Creation Of The Universe Christians, especially according to the Bible, believe that the Universe began from nothing. Then God created a mass of energy. The first production was heaven and earth, 'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.' Then, 'there was light.' He felt good about the light, and divided the light and darkness. He named the light 'day', and the dark 'night'. He then expanded the waters, 'and let it divide the waters from the waters'. He then called for dry land, 'and let the dry land appear'. God called the dry land 'earth', and the water 'sea'. Then, he summoned trees and grass to fill the land. He wanted 'lights in the firmament of the heaven...and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.' Although there is day and night, he created two great lights; the superior light for the day, and the lesser light (stars) ...read more.

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Even though religion generally teaches forgiveness, etc, they usually oversee these traditions. A religious person would treat the world with great respect and care, not harming. They would believe that it's their responsibility because the Bible states we have authority and accountability over the whole planet. Religion does have quite an impact on the opinion of environmentalists; they would have to use non-violent methods to carry their message; God forbids violence/murder. Although there are many other forms of expressing feelings towards the environment, the focal technique is protesting. These aren't always effective and generally break down in ot violence and arrests, but they do play a significant part in the way the rest of the world sees and treats the planet. Other ways of practising their beliefs are distributing leaflets, holding meetings, mentioning matters in Church, etc. Back to the protests, there are organisations, which are designed specifically to defend the milieu. ...read more.

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As previously stated, people think it's sensible to choose either of the two routes, as some of their ideas clash. If you broaden your perspective, however, it is possible that religion and science are closely linked. For example, the founder of the Theory of Evolution, Charles Darwin, also believed in God. We know this due his publication of Origin of The Species, ' It is possible that God intended to make this creation at a certain stage of development, and he might have wanted the world to develop under it's own rule. It is possible, therefore, that religion and science are concurrent. Many famous scientists believed in God as well, e.g. Albert Einstein. It is understandable. Personal Conclusion I personally regard religion and science to be contemporaneous. This is because I have been brought up in a Sikh household. Therefore, I have a Sikh perspective. However, as we are always faced with science, it has become a major element of my thinking, especially when concerning the Universe and it's origin. To put my outlook manifestly, science explains how, religion explains why. By Surjeet Mann ...read more.

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