Most religious hate science because according to them there is no spirituality in it. Well, it depends on how you define spirituality. But most scientist are very spiritual beings. They love and romanticize mysteries – the mystery of nature and the mind, the mystery of the universe, the stars, galaxies, planets – you name it. In fact, they are more in touch with it. There wide-eyed bewilderment is as religiously spiritual as religious zealots themselves.
One more incoherence we find about religion, Christians more in particular, is that they are made up of more than 30,000 religions and denominations – each of those religion guarantee that they are the True Church founded by Jesus. And since they are the only true church, all others are false. There cannot be a Duality of Truth or duality of the True Church (as Jesus has said, he will build his Church not churches). And if you are soul-searching for the right church to strengthen your spirituality, what is your chance of getting into the Right and True church of Christ?
As to the concern about morality, conscience and justice. This can be easily answered no other than by reason, the natural laws, human laws, the golden rule. These scruples don’t need religious reinforcements or even religious origins for it to be workable in a society.
In fact, the irony is also true about the religious texts and books of religion, it is not morally upright either. In fact the Divine Command Theory which says religions or God is the source or morality, was questioned and put by Socrates in the hotbed of his inquiring mind.
It is only in the Bible where you can read an All-Loving God slay an entire village (Book of 1 Samuel) for no reasons at all (or if there is, how do you equate that to an All-Loving and Moral God?). God even allowed the massacre of innocent babies during the time of King Herod (Book of Matthew). Koran on the other hand, promise paradise to those who blow themselves up among the innocent hapless people. The more and the more of them innocent people die – the better!
What moral standards do you think these books have?
So, the paradox of an all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-good God in the face of so much suffering and moral confusion is a deeply troubling question in the Judeo-Christian tradition. While religion can provide comfort and refuge for those in need, it is important to continue asking questions and pursuing understanding, even when faced with incomprehensible mysteries.