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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: to begin with the birth of religion comes from great thought. the intellectual energy behind any religion equals that of any great scientific thought. It was very hard for me, being an atheist, to believe in the rational thought behind religion. The birth of religion is contributed to the ability of a man to question. Religion brings about a sense of unity in communities.
    Most astonishing fact about religion is it brings about a sense of good over evil which just might be the highest form of rational thought. Consider this the nature laws defined by great newton came from NATURE from OBSERVATION but a sense of good and evil has not come from observation it has come from religion. the greatest contributor to religion might be our conscious which has also developed over centuries.
    There has been over time and till today many who might have misunderstood religion and might have given it a sense of irrationality. but again there was a time when a great scientist was belted with stones for claiming the earth to be round!!!
    these are my personal opinions and i do not intend to hurt anyone's believes.

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