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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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  • Jul 10 2011: I think a person can be rational and not be an atheist or an agnostic. The Jews, Catholics, protestants and Muslims (to name only the Abrahamic religions) had some of the most brilliant rational minds of their eras. Being rational doesn't mean one owns the monopoly of knowledge or ultimate truth.

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