The consequence of science and religion is this - you have stopped thinking. I'm sorry, but call it faith or call it proof (dismissing experiences that have yet to be proven)...it kills people's spirit. It makes them dismiss their experiences, it convinces them that what they feel, which doesn't fit in your box, isn't real. It tells people to stop thinking because YOU have it all figured out. SHAME ON YOU.
Dear science and religion enthusiasts - as you point fingers at each other, shake your heads feeling sorry for how uninformed both sides are, how fortunate you are to be informed and see the light, I can say only this: you have more in common than you will ever know.
I don't need your faith (religion) and don't ever tell me what I experience isn't real because it isn't in your textbook (science). You two duke it out and have a good time as life goes flying by you.
Me? I'm in awe of the magic I see, sense and feel each day. There's so much more out there than what you try to sell me. You are both missing out on so much living...
Life is a school - why do you insist on ceasing to learn and grow anymore? In your present day world you subscribe to, both of you would have a big, fat "F" on your report cards. It's a gorgeous universe to explore, if you both would only open your minds. Since I've stepped out of both of your clubs, I've experienced so much more wonder and beauty. You don't have to give up your beliefs (you can take them with you when your time is up)...just simply admit that you actually do NOT know it all - and stop pretending that you do.
I'm grateful I know better - finally.