ANSWERS: 29
  • Because those who understand science also understand that science can not explain everything. Whether you believe the Bible or not science cannot explain many things that you run into. Recently they believe that a "virgin" shark gave birth, just because you can't explain it with science doesn't mean it didn't happen.
  • By ignoring it, distracting one's self from the truth and not think about it. Believing one thing in the lab, and then go to church on sunday and believe the complete opposite.
  • Science is nothing more than trying to figure out how God's universe was made and functions. Any apparent disparity between science and spirituality represents a failure on our part to comprehend, not a lie on God's part nor an error on the part of science.
  • God creating Jesus and putting him in Mary to me is like humans manipulating bacteria. Science is only good enough to explain what can be observed, if you are like bacteria compared to God then you probably can't perceive or understand such a higher being.
  • Its not hard
  • because true science will always prove the bible right! why is it so hard to believe in the virgin birth, when modern science has been able to make this possible? isn't it possible for a woman who has never had relations with a man, to be able to give birth through artificial insemination? some women opt to have children this way, without ever involving a male. if science can do this, wouldn't God who is allpowerful be able to accomplish this miracle?
  • why cant you believe in the big bang and science and believe in God......all the big bang was, was God clapping his hands to form the planets
  • what you dont understand is that man's belief and knowlegde of science comes from God..and there is so much more that god knows that is yet to be discovered by man...
  • Faith is faith and science is science. The trouble comes when you try to mix them.
  • Becuase I can. No one esle has the right to impose on what they believe I should believe.
  • As I see it, science merely shows us how the universe NORMALLY works. But God created the universe, and can do as He likes when He likes. The Virgin Birth was necessary to the Salvation story, and so He made an exception. Congressmen make exceptions to the law all the time.
  • i don't know how other people do it, but i keep my faith and science separate. it's interesting to compare the two, but pretty useless. we can't use faith to explain science, so how can we use science to explain faith? i think it's good to the faithful to educate themselves and challenge what they believe in. i am studying engineering, but that does little to challenge my faith. i find that the religion classes i take, however, dig up many more questions about what i believe in. so for me, it's easy to keep my faith and my science (or math in my case) separate, but less easy to keep my faith separated from my religious education.
  • They can't. Those ideas conflict. They can't really believe in one of those two.
  • Logic.....OR YOUR SOUL. Choose wisely.
  • Well... I tend to believe it as it is, but from a place of curiosity as to the fokelore and ways that things were spoken of or about at the time Jesus walked the earth. People tend to forget that things were different then and the world was still basically new to the presence of man. That may have been the only way it could have been explained... Its not so much that it was immaculate, it may not even need to be immaculate... It may have been mans way of explaining the divine that had no other words to explain... We simply dont know. I like to believe in all of it as it is, but then again common sense dictates that it very well could have been misinterpreted. Whatever it was... it is my choice to see it as Gods way of teaching man, that his divinity is not solely one of flesh and bone... but that spirit exists no matter if it is called this or that... it is, and it is everything and it is good! Jesus life example was intended to show man that He is not just man... But the thing that also animates mans intent, his drive and his desire... there are three parts to all of existance... The life of the flesh of the spirit. If it was a story told of a man that was just a man that over came the flesh and ascended to the universal energies that created all things... then thats fine... if he was the divine son of the one God, that is fine... One can believe in what one chooses to believe in... As long as the end results are copacetic and meaningful.
  • Because those are miracles and are outside of science. A God that can create the laws of nature and science can also suspend them when He wants to. If He is powerful enough to cause the Big Bang and to set the planets in their courses, to stitch together DNA and to use it to create living things, He can basically do whatever He wants. Those are miracles, and they wouldn't be miracles if they weren't outside the laws of nature.
  • If God exists (which I do not believe), then the laws which science discovers are God's laws, and He can break them whenever He feels like. That is the point of miracles: God does the impossible to show that He exists by breaking "natural" laws - parting the Red Sea, turning water into wine, sending plagues to Egypt. A few good, well documented miracles with multiple reliable witnesses would be good evidence for God's existence. Unaccountably, God doesn't seem to want to do mirales in front of cameras.
  • It's called FAITH!!!
  • One definition of MIRACLE is any event that current science cannot explain. That science cannot currently explain HOW something was done, does not mean that it was impossible. According to the scientific method, it's impossible for life to have been generated from nonliving matter. Yet we are living proof that SOMEONE knows how to accomplish that.
  • Science is the discovery of God's Creation including the Laws of Nature. Miracles like the virgin birth happen when God breaks His (or Her) own Law's of Nature as part of His plan. Trust in science and belief in the absolute power of God do not have to be at odds. The Catholic Church has sponsored and supported science in the discovery of God's creation for hundreds of years. One example of this sponsorhsip and support is the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The Academy and its membership are not influenced by national, political, or religious factors and represent a valuable source of objective scientific information which is made available to the international scientific community. Today the work of the Academy covers six main areas: + Fundamental science + The science and technology of global questions and issues + Science in favor of the problems of the Third World + The ethics and politics of science + Bioethics + Epistemology And nine sub-areas: + Physics + Astronomy + Chemistry + Earth and environmental sciences + Life sciences (botany, agronomy, zoology, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, the neurosciences, surgery) + Mathematics + Applied sciences + The philosophy and history of sciences http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_academies/acdscien/400_ann/storia_en_qxd.pdf Another example is the theory of Evolution: Catholics can believe in the theories of the big bang or evolution or both or neither. On August 12, 1950 Pope Pius XII said in his encyclical Humani generis: The Teaching Authority of the Church does not forbid that, in conformity with the present state of human sciences and sacred theology, research and discussions, on the part of men experienced in both fields, take place with regard to the doctrine of evolution, in as far as it inquires into the origin of the human body as coming from pre-existent and living matter - for the Catholic faith obliges us to hold that souls are immediately created by God. Here is the complete encyclical: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/pius_xii/encyclicals/documents/hf_p-xii_enc_12081950_humani-generis_en.html And here is the Address of Pope John Paul II to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on October 22, 1996 speaking of the Theory of Evolution: http://www.newadvent.org/library/docs_jp02tc.htm At this time, the theories of the big bang and evolution are the most logical scientific explanations. However tomorrow someone may come up with better ideas. As long as we believe that God started the whole thing, both the Bible and responsible modern science can live in harmony. With love in Christ.
  • As an agnostic who tends to verge on atheism but is not quite brave enough to commit (should probably make my position clear)I don't see that there is necessarily a conflict between the two. The simple answer is that God is responsible for the World the Universe and Everything and the best of our tiny wee human brains are busily chipping away at the surface of his mighty Creation, and are gradually finding out some little bits and pieces about how the whole thing works. I don't think you have to believe in the literalness of the virgin conception in order to be a Christian. Some argue that this belief has arisen through a misinterpretation. Most people don't even know how the Bible came about - they think it was all written at the same time by the Apostles - or that God handed it down in a nice neat volume straight from the skies. THESE people probably wouldnt be capable of reconciling the two as I doubt they would have sufficient intellect to do so.
  • Faith is belief; science is fact. It's when you mix 'em that the trouble starts.
  • Science is defined as “the observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.” Science is a method that mankind can use to gain a greater understanding of the natural universe. It is a search for knowledge through observation and guesswork. Advances in science demonstrate the reach of human logic and imagination. However, a Christian’s belief in science should never be like our belief in God. A Christian can have faith in God and respect for science, as long as we remember which is perfect, and which is not. Truth is nothing for any Christian to fear, so there is no reason for a Christian to fear or hate good science. Learning more about the way God constructed our universe helps all of mankind appreciate the wonder of creation. Expanding our knowledge helps us to combat disease, ignorance, and misunderstanding. However, there is danger when scientists hold their faith in human logic above faith in our Creator. These persons are no different than anyone devoted to a religion – they have chosen faith in Man, and will find facts to defend it.
  • I don't understand the question? For your information, there HAVE been documented cases of virgin birth within the animal kingdom. In 1936, Gregory Goodwin Pincus reported successfully inducing parthenogenesis (virgin birth) in a rabbit. It's much more common in reptiles, insects and sharks.
  • Because the Bible says the virgin birth was the work of the Holy Spirit who caused an asexual birth with no sexual contact. We dont believe it just simply happened with no spiritual influence.
  • It's called a miracle. The miracle was induced by the Holy Spirit.
  • science is filled with the unknowns. it finds out the hows or probablies, that doesn't make the virgin birth any less creditable, it makes it something to explore. just take for instance if in a few years we could go back in time to say early man (your timetable to make it simple) and we brought a testube baby preincubated, and they said..."he simply put this clear twig in her and in 9 moons she had a baby, she had never been with anyone before". they could not explain it in their wildest dreams to explain plastic tube or preincubated egg or the microscope to prepare it or what kept it warm (the battery) etc. so again just because you cant explain it doesn't mena it didn't happen it is science that explains how it happened if understandable right now. just as science cant explain dark matter or dark energy they still try to research it. +3
  • 10-5-2017 For most people, their science is as screwed up as their religion. They never learned either very well.
  • not sure, it dont make sense to me either

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