Science vs. Faith…
It’s a theme that has fascinated and frustrated thinkers throughout the centuries. And a common idea is that many people favor one or the other, but not both. Sometimes believers are painted as mindless sheep who shy away from knowledge gained by reason and science. On the flip-side, those who are highly educated academically are often stereotyped as skeptical or even outright incredulous of the notion of God (among other things). But LDS theology and scripture eviscerates this false dichotomy. Here are a few examples:
“Seek ye out of the best books…; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.”
(Doctrine & Covenants 88:118)
“To be learned is good, if [you] hearken unto the counsels of God.”
(2nd Nephi 9:29)
“The glory of God is intelligence.”
(Doctrine & Covenants 93:26)
So there you have it:
Secular intelligence need not diminish religious conviction, and vice versa.
What are YOUR thoughts/experiences
concerning these ideas?
science and faith are not mutually exclusive