There have been objections to space programs on the grounds that the money could better be used for problems here on earth. There have been objections to basic research on the grounds that the money could better be usef for practical problems. The money spent on both of these activities is a fraction of the money speent on weapons and armies. These projects benefit us instead of killing us.
Science deals with what can be observed and measured. Religion deals with what cannot be observed and cannot be measured. Religion has nothing to say about the physical world except that it was created by God and it is all very good. Science has nothing to say about the supernatiral, because it cannot measure it.
In 1968 the country was polarized by race and politics. Martin Luther King was murdered. Robert Kennedy, tghe leading candidate for the Democric nomination for president was murdered. Riots broke out in many ciies. There were rios at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. But at least we didn’t have a paresident who seems to be fomenting divisio.
According to Buddhism it is suffering. According to Christianity it is sin. Suffering is the result of selfish desires. Sin is the result of alienation from God. Selfish desire is cured by erasing the false ego. Sin is cured bybelief in Christ, humility, prayer, fasting and alomsgiving.
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The greatest danger to liberty is whoever happens to be in power at the moment. This is true of groups, including political parties, as well as individuals. power goes to people’s heads and they overstep boundaries. Some groups are denying freedom of conxcience, but this freedom is the gasis of all others.
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This is your opportunity to contribute to the dialogue between atheism and religion. Dialogue requires respecting the dignity and freedom of conscience of others. Please express your beliefs and try to explain them.
Love your neighbor as though s/he were yourself.
Give your neighbor the same consideration you would want from her/him.
Pray for your neighbor as for yourself.
Pascal made a wager on the Christian God. The objection has been made that people in other religions could wager on their own God. But if we wager on a merciful God we are all safe.