Our modern world is in a battle with religion. It teaches us that religion is an ancient notion better to be retired as there is no room for it in our sophisticated and scientific world. Some blame the constant outbreak of wars on the existence of religion and the disagreements religious differences cause. But, how can that be possible when all religions preach human understanding. Let’s look closer shall we, Christianity’s Decalogue (the ten commandments) “Thou shalt not kill”, Judaism: the Noahide Laws include “the prohibition of murder”. What about Islam, Allah teaches that if one kills one innocent soul it is as if s/he killed the whole of humanity and if one save one innocent soul it is as if s/he save all of humanity. So, from this we can conclude that three Abrahamic religions preach the same idea.
As for science of religion in large, religion is not the enemy of science. All three religions teach that God created Adam and Eve and from them came the rest of humanity. So, in reality that is the only red herring. The Big Bang theory suggests that universe was a product of a random cataclysmic explosion of a small volume of matter at a high density and temperature. I am not a scientist so I will not attempt to argue this point in a scientific manner. However, I can say that in a vacuum there is nothing, thus the choice of word vacuum which denies the possibility of an explosion or any type of formation to be created on its own. Therefore, even if we choose to believe in the Big Bang theory that does not provide an explanation that negates the existence of some high power. Someone or something must of set that explosion into motion.
In conclusion, it is reasonable to view religion as the answer to “Why?” and science as the answer to “How?”.