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Where did I come from, Where am I going?

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Where did I come from, Where am I going? Our origin and destination was never such a baffling question. The answer was simple, God. However it seems as though the evolution of thought has complicated the topic, to the point where the previous simple answer was almost left behind. Religion has science to blame for its loss of complete power of the people. Perhaps this is why the religious society is so unwilling to find a happy median. Although that is completely understandable, science did embarrassingly undermine their entire belief system, or did it? A growing number of people from each belief system are beginning to understand that science and religion depend upon each other to give the best answer available to the questions where did I come from, where am I going? Scientists believe that the universe was created 15 billion years ago, where as the chapter Genesis in the bible indicates the world is less than 10,000 years old. ...read more.

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Religion on the other hand presents something much more difficult to define, the dispute lies within organized religion rather than personal faith or belief in a supernatural being. For it is not so much someone who has faith or belief in a God than it is organized religion that disagrees with science. This is easily understandable because someone who is free from ties with a large religious organization is much more able to freely and open mindedly decide upon their beliefs. Where as if an entire organization based around a belief system is introduced to something that conflicts what they have taught, and believed for generations, will find it much harder to adapt to this new way of thinking. This is visible in the way fundamentalist Christian organizations completely disregard scientific evidence creating an obvious disagreement with science. Once again though, the evolution of thought will strike fundamentalist organizations and more will turn to personal faith or more accepting religions. ...read more.

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also requires a special designer. And then this designer would likewise need a designer, and so on ad infinitum. We could respond by resting content with an inexplicably self-ordered divine mind; but then why not rest content with an inexplicably self-ordered natural world?" David Hume. Although this argument appears logical it simply responds to an opinion with another opinion. Where did I come from where am I going? It seems the more we ask ourselves the further we are from an answer. Religion isn't set in stone like it was many years ago, we can't even clearly define what religion is anymore. Science has provided us with some answers, but has provided us with even more questions. Many philosophers have offered alternative theories but until we learn more about science and religion it will simply stay a theory. The truth is there is no answer to the big question yet. Humanity needs to become more open minded and optimistic and hopefully in time the answer will become more clear. ...read more.

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