Pope Francis has declared that the Big Bang theory and his religion are not in conflict with each other. The Bible is fiction.
The Bible is scripture. It is not meant to teach science. As Galileo put it beautifully, “The Bible teaches how to go to heaven, science teaches how the heavens go.”
Even the religious fundamentalists are interested in how the heavens go rather than how to go to heaven. Even they know that there is no heaven.
All that religions have been doing so far is to manipulate. So that they have power. Power. No exceptions.
Exceptions became extinct. Or evolved. And gained power. Or are begging/fighting for power.
When power rules, humanity dies. Because power belongs to the animals. ‘ Might is right’ is the law of the jungle.
Religion originated as a quest. A search for the beyond. What could not be understood was labelled as god or demon.
Do we need that sort of search anymore? Don’t we have a better tool in science?
Science has its drawbacks and limitations. Yet isn’t it the best tool that we today have?
Can’t we keep our scriptures and epics in our libraries and become human?