Re: Birth control to save the planetNov 6th, 2009
And theology starts with the preconceived idea that all things were created by a god and works backwards from there. Your selective reasoning is no different than the sciences you rail against. You choose to approach life from your angle and others from theirs. There is no difference. What you fail to understand is that there are no absolutes except in your little world.
Every religion has its own theologians who base their study on their particular brand of dogma, so within the theological community there is no consensus of opinion either. Your transcendent realities are all relative to the particular dogma of the observer. Your whole argument is as full of holes as that you accuse science of.
Far from working backwards, an theological groundwork organizes the imagination to a fundamental truth of origins.
There is a reason why the West has been the crucible of all the worlds advanced sciences, research and technology for the past millenia. It stems from the great universities, all formed fundamentally as theological exponents within the Church, and from which the scientific empirical method developed.
All science corresponds to a fundamental view of creation. Once Western science decided the relativistic maxims of mathematics and indeterminancy were the Queens of Science, the whole process became wayward, becoming increasingly political, trivial.. and finally projected boundless belief systems within themselves. Look at mess modern physics is in, which hasn't produced any useful technology since WW2.
It's become a conceit, with its own tenured priesthood, promulgating an atheistic dogma.