Bridging the Gap Between Believers and Skeptics
Could it be that both can explain how and why? One in a material frame of reference and one in a spiritual frame of reference.
Yet when we combine both, we get the how's and why's working in harmony, it is not just religious or science focused, we become seekers of Truth, Seekers of the Light from no matter its source.
When religion tries to explain how things happen, it often appears for me to be rooted in superstition, as I reject mainstream spirituality.
When science tries to explain why things happen, it often appears for me to be rooted in nihilism, placing no urgency in man or need to extend life indefinitely. All I hear from scientists is the fact that "humans will no longer exist one day", rejecting any reason as to why we need to exist. "Materialism" is a OK word for this quote, but to me, replacing it with "nihilism" is much more poignant and to the point.