Thu 11 Jan, 2007 06:05 am
The false world and the true affection (religion and science)
There are two kinds of affection and two kinds of world. I call them affection or no affection, real world or false world.
If people have problems needing real solution, only real world can give final solution, the imagination believing can give the believer some satisfaction or releasing some pain, but can not finally solve the problem. For example, a hungry person can imagine a good meal to feed him/her, but the imagination cannot really solve the problem. If the problems are non-attitudes, religions mainly solve problems between hopeless and hopeful. If the problems are caused of others' attitudes, religions can give people a full solution. I.e., if the problems don't need materials to be solved, the imagination can give a person near fully satisfied. For example, the attitudes of love, friendship, justice, etc, people can get full satisfaction without real attitude from a real person, only imagination and believing are enough for the believer to solve this kind of problem.
It leads to religions to be created and to exist. Also it leads to the conflict between religions and science. The conflict occurs when people answer the question how to treat our needs, how to treat the related factors, how to perceiving the related factors, and how to satisfy our needs. For the reason mentioned above, religions can always calm a mind, but they can not always finally fulfill the tasks, while science and techniques cannot always calm a mind like religions do, but more or less, they can satisfy needs in reality, if the needs should be satisfied with materials.
Rational or empirical
All of religions are rational, for they are "true" when people believe them. All of scientific discoveries are empirical, or should be empirical, for they are true no matter whether people believe them or not. For example, people had ever believed that the Sun runs around the Earth for many years, but despite their believing, the truth is the Earth runs around the Sun.
The main conditions for religions to exist,
1. people have some needs that can be known and can form the pressure in mind
2. the needs can not be satisfied in reality in time
3. such needs can be satisfied by imagination
4. the imagination can not be proven nor can be denied by the discovered facts or by the facts people accepted
Otherwise, people have to get help from science and techniques.
(Sorry for the poorly written)