Originally Posted by kael03
The main reason religion continues to exist is it gives people an easy form of understanding of the unexplained. They want an easy explanation for various coincidences and phenomena that happen, and a divine plan gives them the most fulfillment in that regard. They refuse to believe in scientific discovery because "it's too hard to understand", and they won't educate themselves to understand the big words you see in the scientific fields.
I guess I want to have my cake and eat it too.. I just don't see how one negates the other. but you're right there is a lot of stuff that has no explanation but on the other hand you have plenty of scientists who are religious.. I guess they fit in the same boat as I, as in those who have some form of spirituality as well as a thirst for science and truth, and that both views can co-exist.