Dr Stanimir Fempl

On criticism of religion

pages: 244-248

Abstract

Usually the religion is criticised exclusively from the rational point of view. However, the religion has not only a rational dimension but also an existential, emotional, ritual and moral dimensions.

One of Europe's most brilliant mathematicians Reuterdahl, said among others, that the matter basically is formed from particles of light (photons), which means that it is of a spiritual character.

The serious and honest criticism of religion from the scientific point of view requires a new adequate language, fit for the specific purpose. It is well known that the science does not intend to prove the truthfulness of the axioms but cares cnly about the consistency of the system of the axioms.

It seems as if the feeling of the existence of one truth is not the matter exclusively of our reason, but it lies much deeper in us. Christ, having come to witness about truth did not mean that there are several paralel truths, but only one Truth.

The development of science reqiures a new language. The language of Euclidian geometry could not serve for the theory of relativity, as the language of the classical physics could not produce the quantum theory.

Therefore, for the analysis of religion the science needs a new language. The author thinks that the language of the Gospel would be of a great help lor the science. The exact sciences tend to measure everything, but with such a language love towards neighbour could never be explained. The quantitative laws of science cannot encompass the mystery of love, without which the human life would be impossible.

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