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Religion and why we believe in it.

Religion - A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

My professor once said the religion was created to explain the unknown, the unknown being what happens when we die, is the earth flat, are we the center of the universe, why are we here, etc. But over the years, some of these answers have been answered by science.

My question is, do you think that, eventually, religion will be replaced with science? Will people try to answer every question scientifically or will religion stay the reason for these difficult questions?

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    Dec 2 2011: Each person has own reasons to believe in religion. Each person has own reasons to believe in sciences. These are different things. These are strings. And finding the joint to claim that religion is superior to sciences or sciences are superior to religion, are pointless. Please advice me if there is the universal reason for believing in religion or sciences.

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