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  1. Buddhism recognizes the scientific picture of the world in the part that is accessible to empirical experience.

    “Let's assume that something has been proven with certainty in the course of a scientific study, that a certain hypothesis has been confirmed, or that a certain fact has been established as a result of such research. Moreover, let us assume that this fact is incompatible with the Buddha's theory. Without any doubt, we must accept the result of scientific research. You see, the general Buddhist approach is that we must always accept the facts. Idle speculation that is not based on empirical experience, when possible, is inappropriate. Thus, if a hypothesis has been tested and it is 100 percent confirmed, then this is exactly what we should accept.

    < … > Buddhists believe in rebirth. But let us assume that, through various research methods, science will one day come to the final conclusion that rebirths do not exist. If this fact is proved with certainty, then we will have to accept it, and we will accept it. This is the general idea of Buddhism.”

    This is also in line with the Buddha's own words: “Do not accept my teaching simply out of faith or out of respect for me. Just as a merchant in the bazaar checks gold when buying it: heats it, melts it, cuts it — to make sure that it is authentic, so also check my teaching, and only after making sure that it is true, accept it! ” © Dalai Lama XIV

  2. No traditional religion fully recognizes it, since the scientific picture of the world appeared later than the religious picture of the world was formed.
    Catholicism tries to take some aspects. Buddhism is in many ways consistent with the scientific picture, and science is only just getting to some aspects.

  3. It depends on what you mean by the word “recognize”. Traditional (and indeed any stable) religions do not overlap with science in the range of questions they are looking for answers to.

  4. The most important “bone of contention” in this issue is the origin of the world. Religions talk about the divine principle, while science offers many hypotheses, starting with the big bang theory of the origin of the universe and ending with the Darwinian theory of the origin of people. But if we reject this stereotype, we will see that religion and science complement each other, since each meets the most important needs of a person who combines two principles: spiritual and natural. The purpose of religion is to help people know God and connect with Him. Science satisfies the natural needs of man. Its goal is objective knowledge of nature, man and society by special methods.

    The great Christian theologian, St. John of Damascus, wrote, quote: “There is nothing more valuable than knowledge, for knowledge is the light of the rational soul.” That is, cognition in the process of studying is a sign of reason. Without the participation of reason, the magnificent edifice of Christian theology, which is amazing in its beauty and proportion, could not have been erected. Its builders were people who, by the strength of their intellect and comprehensive education, could have become luminaries in any field of secular science.

    In IslamAllah has commanded man to build up his life on earth, acquire knowledge, and always remember the mercy that the Creator has bestowed upon him by sending down the benefits that man enjoys throughout his life. Islam does not prohibit a person from studying the world and space in a scientific way. We know from history that in the East in the early Middle Ages, science was more developed than in the West (Europe). Medicine, astronomy, navigation and much more.

    Buddhism has taken a middle position in this regard. The thing is, it's not a religion at all. It is more correct to call it a teaching or philosophy, which in itself indicates a close relationship to science. The Buddha is not considered an omnipotent God, he is just like everyone else, but he has managed to reach the truth and therefore has become a great Teacher. Buddhist teaching denies the creation of the world by God. This is especially evident in Buddhist judgments about mind, matter, and consciousness.

    The Big Bang theory, of course, says nothing about God or the intelligent organization of the universe. Nevertheless, it was received positively by the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox communities. After all, it says that the universe has a beginning. And what happened before this beginning cannot be investigated by the means available to us. Theologians saw this as an opportunity to reconcile the data of science with Divine revelation.

    It turns out that religion recognizes the scientific concept of an” Intelligent Universe”, assuming that the study of cosmology omits one component — the one that implies intelligent design. So the question is, was there a big bang? Redshift and background radiation cannot serve as convincing evidence for this. The laws of thermodynamics, gravity, and information theory, however, provide a fairly unambiguous answer. There was no explosion… what then?

  5. I won't say anything about all religions at all, but Christianity does not deny the scientific picture of the world. Actually, the essence of religion is that it speaks to a person about the spiritual world, while it entrusts scientists to explain the material world. Once the Ptolemaic system was quite a scientific picture of the world and the Christian church strongly adhered to it.

    At the moment, both Catholicism and Orthodoxy adhere to quite scientific ideas about the material history of the world. In any case, it declares exactly this opinion. Some clergymen may have their own dissenting opinions, of course.

  6. Religion is not a way of knowing the world. It is a way of knowing the spirit. Science explains the material world from the point of view of the laws of physical development discovered by it. These laws are universal and their interaction is directly dependent on each other.
    Not so with religion. It explores the path to spiritual life, where there is no speed, no time, no space, no gravity, no gravity. Nothing that could be measured by some kind of instrument. The quality of a person is determined by the degree of understanding that there is good and evil, and how they exist in this particular person.

  7. Before answering such a question, it is necessary to find out what kind of worldview the author of the question demonstrates. Judging by the words “science”, “Big Bang”, the questioner stands on the positions of the official materialistic paradigm, according to which the world is exclusively material, consciousness is a product of matter, man descended from a monkey, and the world began with an explosion.

    This position is not shared by any of the major world religions. I suspect that this has also not occurred to any sect so far.

  8. Christianity recognizes evolution.

    The first page of the Bible says that life on Earth was created by water and earth.

    On page 3, it says that the human spirit (thinking, consciousness) strives for knowledge that it desires.

    Science is a way of thinking (scientific method of thinking) by which a person comprehends the Laws of God's world order. In the Bible, this method of thinking is called the Spirit of Truth.

    And BV is the process of creating the universe, and this is where the Bible begins, with the process of creating it.

  9. Christianity. If you read the entire Bible and didache, you will understand that these books are about evolution and contain recommendations for the survival of the biological species “Man” in Life

  10. The scientific method in its classical form is accepted by all religions.

    But what does the hypothesis of evolution and the big bang have to do with the scientific picture? Add scientific atheism to Marxism.

  11. There is no such religion in the world. One thing is clear: the universe, physical laws, fine-tuning of fundamental constants, and all living beings in it, including humans, could not have accidentally emerged from a singularity point or from a single cell. An unintelligent cell cannot produce an intelligent, talking, and free-willed person. The universe and man, all living beings, were created by the Supreme Creator.

  12. There is no” scientific picture of the world”. There are only some very controversial and erroneous hypotheses, and erroneous theories that answer them. Darwin's theory of evolution, for example, does not explain the revolutionary changes in nature – the appearance of vision, the genetic code of organisms, and others. And the Big Bang hypothesis does not explain the information content of the Universe (the existence of Natural Laws). Science does not have a “picture of the world”. There's nothing to admit.

  13. Yes, even Orthodoxy. It does not deny the scientific picture of the world. Yes, the Catholics officially agreed, but the Orthodox did not. But silence is not denial. No adequate Orthodox denies the Big Bang and evolution, and those who do are simply not educated enough. Those Orthodox who resented the Catholic acceptance of science simply don't know what they're talking about. The Orthodox Church does not have an official position on issues unrelated to religion, while Catholics do. The following is implied: God created life = = God created the first living bacterium (or whatever it was in the beginning) and evolution, and evolution completed everything for him. Adam and Eve were created by God himself, but Australopithecus was also descended from apes. That is, there were people created by God and people created by evolution. Then they got mixed up. Otherwise, who did Cain leave his parents for if there were only four of them: Adam, Eve, Cain, and the dead Abel?

  14. Oddly enough, but this is Christianity, or rather its direction – Catholicism. Pope Francis, at a meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, acknowledged the existence of evolution and the Big Bang as God's tools for influencing the world. Since the Pope is the head of the Roman Catholic Church and has the right to speak on behalf of all Catholics on earth, it turns out that all Catholics should also recognize this)�
    However, I would not say this so categorically, because after the Pope's words, there were a lot of comments, clarifications and clarifications that can greatly change the meaning of what was said.

  15. Deism can be attributed to such a religion. This is not so much a religion as a philosophical teaching, which is based on the unity of science and religion. God created the world, but then it developed according to the laws that are now available in the baggage of knowledge of physicists, biologists and others. Why couldn't God have modeled the Big Bang, which would then create the universe, the Earth, life on it, and the evolution of that life?

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  1. Buddhism recognizes the scientific picture of the world in the part that is accessible to empirical experience.

    “Let's assume that something has been proven with certainty in the course of a scientific study, that a certain hypothesis has been confirmed, or that a certain fact has been established as a result of such research. Moreover, let us assume that this fact is incompatible with the Buddha's theory. Without any doubt, we must accept the result of scientific research. You see, the general Buddhist approach is that we must always accept the facts. Idle speculation that is not based on empirical experience, when possible, is inappropriate. Thus, if a hypothesis has been tested and it is 100 percent confirmed, then this is exactly what we should accept.

    < … > Buddhists believe in rebirth. But let us assume that, through various research methods, science will one day come to the final conclusion that rebirths do not exist. If this fact is proved with certainty, then we will have to accept it, and we will accept it. This is the general idea of Buddhism.”

    This is also in line with the Buddha's own words: “Do not accept my teaching simply out of faith or out of respect for me. Just as a merchant in the bazaar checks gold when buying it: heats it, melts it, cuts it — to make sure that it is authentic, so also check my teaching, and only after making sure that it is true, accept it! ” © Dalai Lama XIV

  2. No traditional religion fully recognizes it, since the scientific picture of the world appeared later than the religious picture of the world was formed.
    Catholicism tries to take some aspects. Buddhism is in many ways consistent with the scientific picture, and science is only just getting to some aspects.

  3. It depends on what you mean by the word “recognize”. Traditional (and indeed any stable) religions do not overlap with science in the range of questions they are looking for answers to.

  4. The most important “bone of contention” in this issue is the origin of the world. Religions talk about the divine principle, while science offers many hypotheses, starting with the big bang theory of the origin of the universe and ending with the Darwinian theory of the origin of people. But if we reject this stereotype, we will see that religion and science complement each other, since each meets the most important needs of a person who combines two principles: spiritual and natural. The purpose of religion is to help people know God and connect with Him. Science satisfies the natural needs of man. Its goal is objective knowledge of nature, man and society by special methods.

    The great Christian theologian, St. John of Damascus, wrote, quote: “There is nothing more valuable than knowledge, for knowledge is the light of the rational soul.” That is, cognition in the process of studying is a sign of reason. Without the participation of reason, the magnificent edifice of Christian theology, which is amazing in its beauty and proportion, could not have been erected. Its builders were people who, by the strength of their intellect and comprehensive education, could have become luminaries in any field of secular science.

    In IslamAllah has commanded man to build up his life on earth, acquire knowledge, and always remember the mercy that the Creator has bestowed upon him by sending down the benefits that man enjoys throughout his life. Islam does not prohibit a person from studying the world and space in a scientific way. We know from history that in the East in the early Middle Ages, science was more developed than in the West (Europe). Medicine, astronomy, navigation and much more.

    Buddhism has taken a middle position in this regard. The thing is, it's not a religion at all. It is more correct to call it a teaching or philosophy, which in itself indicates a close relationship to science. The Buddha is not considered an omnipotent God, he is just like everyone else, but he has managed to reach the truth and therefore has become a great Teacher. Buddhist teaching denies the creation of the world by God. This is especially evident in Buddhist judgments about mind, matter, and consciousness.

    The Big Bang theory, of course, says nothing about God or the intelligent organization of the universe. Nevertheless, it was received positively by the Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox communities. After all, it says that the universe has a beginning. And what happened before this beginning cannot be investigated by the means available to us. Theologians saw this as an opportunity to reconcile the data of science with Divine revelation.

    It turns out that religion recognizes the scientific concept of an” Intelligent Universe”, assuming that the study of cosmology omits one component — the one that implies intelligent design. So the question is, was there a big bang? Redshift and background radiation cannot serve as convincing evidence for this. The laws of thermodynamics, gravity, and information theory, however, provide a fairly unambiguous answer. There was no explosion… what then?

  5. I won't say anything about all religions at all, but Christianity does not deny the scientific picture of the world. Actually, the essence of religion is that it speaks to a person about the spiritual world, while it entrusts scientists to explain the material world. Once the Ptolemaic system was quite a scientific picture of the world and the Christian church strongly adhered to it.

    At the moment, both Catholicism and Orthodoxy adhere to quite scientific ideas about the material history of the world. In any case, it declares exactly this opinion. Some clergymen may have their own dissenting opinions, of course.

  6. Religion is not a way of knowing the world. It is a way of knowing the spirit. Science explains the material world from the point of view of the laws of physical development discovered by it. These laws are universal and their interaction is directly dependent on each other.
    Not so with religion. It explores the path to spiritual life, where there is no speed, no time, no space, no gravity, no gravity. Nothing that could be measured by some kind of instrument. The quality of a person is determined by the degree of understanding that there is good and evil, and how they exist in this particular person.

  7. Before answering such a question, it is necessary to find out what kind of worldview the author of the question demonstrates. Judging by the words “science”, “Big Bang”, the questioner stands on the positions of the official materialistic paradigm, according to which the world is exclusively material, consciousness is a product of matter, man descended from a monkey, and the world began with an explosion.

    This position is not shared by any of the major world religions. I suspect that this has also not occurred to any sect so far.

  8. Christianity recognizes evolution.

    The first page of the Bible says that life on Earth was created by water and earth.

    On page 3, it says that the human spirit (thinking, consciousness) strives for knowledge that it desires.

    Science is a way of thinking (scientific method of thinking) by which a person comprehends the Laws of God's world order. In the Bible, this method of thinking is called the Spirit of Truth.

    And BV is the process of creating the universe, and this is where the Bible begins, with the process of creating it.

  9. Christianity. If you read the entire Bible and didache, you will understand that these books are about evolution and contain recommendations for the survival of the biological species “Man” in Life

  10. The scientific method in its classical form is accepted by all religions.

    But what does the hypothesis of evolution and the big bang have to do with the scientific picture? Add scientific atheism to Marxism.

  11. There is no such religion in the world. One thing is clear: the universe, physical laws, fine-tuning of fundamental constants, and all living beings in it, including humans, could not have accidentally emerged from a singularity point or from a single cell. An unintelligent cell cannot produce an intelligent, talking, and free-willed person. The universe and man, all living beings, were created by the Supreme Creator.

  12. There is no” scientific picture of the world”. There are only some very controversial and erroneous hypotheses, and erroneous theories that answer them. Darwin's theory of evolution, for example, does not explain the revolutionary changes in nature – the appearance of vision, the genetic code of organisms, and others. And the Big Bang hypothesis does not explain the information content of the Universe (the existence of Natural Laws). Science does not have a “picture of the world”. There's nothing to admit.

  13. Yes, even Orthodoxy. It does not deny the scientific picture of the world. Yes, the Catholics officially agreed, but the Orthodox did not. But silence is not denial. No adequate Orthodox denies the Big Bang and evolution, and those who do are simply not educated enough. Those Orthodox who resented the Catholic acceptance of science simply don't know what they're talking about. The Orthodox Church does not have an official position on issues unrelated to religion, while Catholics do. The following is implied: God created life = = God created the first living bacterium (or whatever it was in the beginning) and evolution, and evolution completed everything for him. Adam and Eve were created by God himself, but Australopithecus was also descended from apes. That is, there were people created by God and people created by evolution. Then they got mixed up. Otherwise, who did Cain leave his parents for if there were only four of them: Adam, Eve, Cain, and the dead Abel?

  14. Oddly enough, but this is Christianity, or rather its direction – Catholicism. Pope Francis, at a meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, acknowledged the existence of evolution and the Big Bang as God's tools for influencing the world. Since the Pope is the head of the Roman Catholic Church and has the right to speak on behalf of all Catholics on earth, it turns out that all Catholics should also recognize this)�
    However, I would not say this so categorically, because after the Pope's words, there were a lot of comments, clarifications and clarifications that can greatly change the meaning of what was said.

  15. Deism can be attributed to such a religion. This is not so much a religion as a philosophical teaching, which is based on the unity of science and religion. God created the world, but then it developed according to the laws that are now available in the baggage of knowledge of physicists, biologists and others. Why couldn't God have modeled the Big Bang, which would then create the universe, the Earth, life on it, and the evolution of that life?

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