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Old 03-20-2011, 03:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think that last point is certainly debatable. If by religion you mean the creed that dogmas espouse, I think people will find it increasingly difficult to believe in in a dogma when part of its creed is exposed as a blatant falsehood. For example, carbon dating has shown us that the Earth is older than the Bible claims it to be. Certainly this revelation has made it more difficult for at least some people to believe in parts of, or all of, the Bible. In other words, science has made it more difficult to believe in Christianity. And in that sense, I think it can be argued that science has negated religion. But that is only a comically small example.
I was talking about the concept of a "higher power". No matter what science proves, there will always be an argument that "A higher power caused that to happen."

And of course you'll still have people who practice religion out of fear as well. Not everyone is ok with accepting that there is no afterlife.
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