A humble Friar named Roger Bacon pioneered the scientific method, a Belgian priest named Father George Lemaître was the originator of the Big Bang Theory, and Father Gregor Mendel was the world’s first geneticist.
Religions are not superstitions — they are social technologies
About 40,000 years ago there were only about 2,000 breeding Homo Sapiens left. Humanity was on the verge of annihilation. In order to survive, humans starting perfecting ritual systems to ensure cooperation, prevent infighting, and thwart extinction. These ritual systems evolved into religions. For more on this topic start by reading Supernatural Selection by Matt Rossano.
The religion that changed the the world most dramatically — in ways that have never been equaled — is Christianity. Christianity invented some of the most incredible social technologies ever devised, such as organized charity, women’s rights, orphanages, universal human rights, higher education, libraries, and more. Read Dominion by Tom Holland for more details.
Christianity is not at odds with science
BioLogos was founded by one of the top biologists in the world, Francis Collins. He led the Human Genome Project and now directs the National Institutes of Health. In 2006, he wrote the best-selling book The Language of God in which he tells the story of his journey from atheism to Christian belief, showing that science is not in conflict with the Bible, but actually enhances faith.
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Read my post Mythbusting Anti-Christianity or watch my Christianity for Doubters video series: