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Is it possible to be simultaneously rational and religious?

Can a person be open-minded and rational and remain anything other than an atheist or an agnostic?

To me it seems that the current scientific evidence available rules out all of the major religions and the vast majority of the minor ones.

In asking this i'm assuming that by being a rational person they accept evidence which is accepted by the majority of the scientific community.

So what do you think?

Topics: atheism religion
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    Jun 16 2011: As a christian and a science-lover myself, i can see both sides, and to me it seems, that they are not opposites but actually compliment each other, as long as you look at both sides with a pinch of salt and try not to believe that everything is 100% correct in both science and religion they can easily mix. In any sense to believe something is 100% correct is plain naivety. It annoys me when I hear religious people banging on about the seven day creation story and how all scientists are wrong although there is so much evidence out there. But vice versa i get annoyed when people close their eyes to religion completely and dispel it without thought and in many cases often hold an almost hatred towards religious people. In a way I am battling my arguement on two fronts against both creationist and evangelic atheists and both seem to tar the other with one brush and do not realise how much common ground there is. As Albert Einstein famously said "Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."

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