RE: Science meet Religion: The Origin of the Universe
Many Christians believe that the Genesis account and the Big Bang are incompatible. Rather than the seven days of Genesis' creation myth, the Big Bang pointed to a planet that evolved over many billions of years. This is known as the fundamental perspective, which holds that Genesis is literally true in every aspect and that the tale cannot be questioned. As a result, it contradicts the Big Bang theory.
Dear @juecoree, I don't think the big bang theory and the Christian faith are contradictory.
The seven days it took to create the universe in Genesis had religious symbolism.
The number 7 days only symbolizes the perfect number found in the Bible, not a human concept of time.
I think 7 days could be 7 billion years in human time units.
Following that, we'll focus almost entirely on the case of western monotheism—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—and even more specifically on Christian variants. Nonetheless, we find a wide range of Christian beliefs and attitudes toward science in general, and scientific cosmology in particular, to be quite diverse. Ultra-traditional Christian versions emphasize the literal reading of Scripture and frequently define theological teachings in terms of ancient Greek philosophical categories
Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox Christian theists have slight, but not insignificant, variances in attitude. As a result, we should not regard theism as a single set of teachings that are either consistent or incompatible with scientific cosmology.
I think that through Scholasticism, the realms of Christianity, philosophy, and science in Europe were separated.
For the development of Western science, the Roman Catholic Church made its own separation of Christian faith, philosophy, and science.
However, Islam lags behind the development of Western science because it has not yet achieved the separation of faith, philosophy, and science.