Harmony - Science and Religion

Another cause of dissension and disagreement is the fact that religion has been pronounced at variance with science. Between scientists and the followers of religion there has always been controversy and strife for the reason that the latter have proclaimed religion superior in authority to science and considered scientific announcement opposed to the teachings of religion. Bahá’u’lláh declared that religion is in complete harmony with science and reason.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 231

Bahá’u’lláh has removed this form of dissension and discord from among mankind and reconciled science with religion by revealing the pure teachings of the divine reality. This accomplishment is specialized to Him in this Day.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 231

But the religion which does not walk hand in hand with science is itself in the darkness of superstition and ignorance.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 144

Consider what it is that singles man out from among created beings, and makes of him a creature apart. Is it not his reasoning power, his intelligence? Shall he not make use of these in his study of religion?

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 144

Down to the present day it has been customary for man to accept a religious teaching even though it were not in accord with human reason and judgment.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 247

Furthermore He proclaims that religion must be in harmony with science and reason. If it does not conform to science and reconcile with reason it is superstition.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 247