Signs of the Times

The New Age

Leonard A. Wenz in The New Age Washington, District of Columbia

Science has been a major transforming factor in modern culture....

Looking back over 2,000 years of history, one can readily discern three kinds of relationships between science and religion. At the beginning they were definitely antagonistic. Religion looked upon science as a mortal enemy as its discoveries made untenable many of its traditional concepts of the origin and nature of life. Then, as the findings of science became more acceptable, a truce was obtained, a settlement was made for strict separation. Life was divided into the sacred and the secular, and never the twain were to meet. Science was to be concerned only with facts, religion with values, and values presumably had nothing to do with facts. Today science has come into its own as a respected citizen of the world of the the intellect....

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July 29, 1967

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