Which is more helpful for people when they have problems in their lives: science or religion?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This depends, of course, on the nature of the problem and on the beliefs of each person.

In general, I do not think that science is very useful for most of the problems of every day life.  If I am stressed because of my finances, science cannot really help me.  If I'm having conflict with my wife or kids or students, science can't help me.

This is not to say that religion is necessarily more helpful.  However, people who have religious faith generally believe that prayer and faith can help them through all problems.  Outside observers may think they are deluding themselves, but if the people believe, then religion is helping them.

I would argue, then, that religion helps more people with more kinds of problems than science can.

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amatollah | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

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i'm totally convinced that religion is more helpful than science.people today needs to go back to religion,whatever it is.undoubtedly,there are solutions to problems of  everyday life especially in islamic religion which handled every problem in any field or aspect of life

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