arond schiltz Posted almost 3 years ago Morality is better informed by science than it is by religion Personally I dislike it when science and religion are described as two competing schools of thought. the simple fact of the matter is that science is a process we use to gain understanding and religion is a collection of stories that is used to create moral consensus. using science to determine morality is like using a calculator if murder is ever justified, and likewise religious stories only give you as solid of an understanding of the physical universe as a kids book. This does not mean that the two never interact as the context in which a religion is understood is vastly important to what morals it generates, and our understanding of the universe has a large impact on that context. basically what i am saying is that you have to take the lessons form religion and adapt them to fit with the facts and understanding that we have through science. both are unqualified to fill every facet required by the other. i think it is also worth mentioning that religion tool used to gain moral consensus, and science is not the only way to gain understanding of the physical world.