Religion and Science, can they co-exist

This is a question I have always had and finally it has been answered.. Not directly from a person but of what I have read through out the years and people that I met.

When I was a child I use to follow the Catholic religion. Well in the “community” where I practice this religion they didn’t believe that science was not in any way related to faith or a religion. For many years I truly believed that because that is what my church followed and believed in.

I lost my faith and religion ( I truly believe faith in God and religion is two different things but that is for another post) as a teenager. For awhile it didn’t matter that I still had that question that all my life I have been told that we didn’t believe science and religion went in some way together.

I finally found my faith again and slowly I started to research different types of religion’s. I tried Christianity, spirituality type of religion’s and yes I even went with some Wicca to see if any clicked. None did.

Finally I found a religion that “spoke” to me and my faith seemed to crave to study that religion and practice it. Of course that religion was Islam, the more I study the Quran and asked questions it seemed to fill that empty hole I had.

All of the studying and questions that I asked I finally received an answer. Islam believes that science can explain the miracles that God gives us all. In the Quran it talks about evolution, astronomy and yes even about giving birth. In Islam science doesn’t state that God is not true, it actually explains in terms that we can understand as to how these beautiful miracles can happen.

Having some friends that are in the “science” field and relatives also I can see how science and religion do exist and can “co-habitat” if you will with each other. Some of these scientist actually it seems to me that have a deeper understanding and have a more profound acceptance of their faith and religion.

What do you think? Do you believe that science and religion can co-exist? Have you even had a question similar to this and have you ever voiced it out loud? What was everyone else’s response?

Until Next TIme