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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?

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  • Jun 19 2011: I'd also like to ask something of those in this thread. How does one explain the colossal boat found high up Mt. Urartu? There isn't enough water in the world to get such a large wooden object up there, unless by a supernatural act of something greater.
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      Jun 19 2011: Not so strange maybe..my friends in Albuquerque l ive at 5,000 feet ..their high mountain back yard is full of rocks with sea fossils.

      And also on that particular object am I wrong to recall they are not s sure it is a boat?

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