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As a devout Christian, it's not impossibl…

As a devout Christian, it's not impossible to believe in science along with the Bible. For example, I believe that Genesis was largely an allegorical work and will happily intellectually curb-stomp 'young-earthers' and 'literalists' who don't believe in evolution but somehow think the world came to exist in 6 days. I personally believe that Noah's Flood was probably a localized event around the Mediterranean

thanks for your message. i feel, i have already answered science vs. religion in this post, so let me tailor the rest of my answer as follows:

allegories in the bible
a classical cop-out for religious people; if science disproves something in the bible, suddenly it becomes a metapher

  • who decides what is an allegory and what not? 
  • why is the concept of ‘god’ not just an allegory?
  • maybe that book was never anything else than stories and allegories?
  • so aren’t you just left with cherry picking what you like?

evolution
glad you accept the fact of evolution, but from a christian perspective it should make you think, as it leaves you with the following issue:

  • evolution is a fact
  • evolution contradicts the story of adam & eve
  • without adam & eve there was no original sin
  • and this makes the jesus-died-for-our-sins-story pretty unnecessary.

noah’s ark
be honest, you never read that story. i am quite sure once you read it, chances are high that you say it is an allegory, too:

  • the bible states quite eplicit that earth was flooded (Genesis 7:19-20)
  • noah landed on mountain ararat, that is not even close to the mediterranean
  • ararat is more than 5000 meter high
  • there is no science to explain the flood as ‘localized event around the mediterranean’
  • there is also no science to explain the story as written in the bible

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religion-is-a-mental-illness:

religion-is-a-mental-illness:

Common Creationist Misconceptions No. 128-134.

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religion-is-a-mental-illness:

religion-is-a-mental-illness:

Common Creationist Misconceptions No. 105-112.

religion-is-a-mental-illness:

religion-is-a-mental-illness:

Common Creationist Misconceptions No. 113-120.

religion-is-a-mental-illness:

religion-is-a-mental-illness:

Common Creationist Misconceptions No. 121-127.

religion-is-a-mental-illness:

religion-is-a-mental-illness:

Common Creationist Misconceptions No. 97-104.