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We needed God previously to make sense of our world and ourselves, but now that we understand the world around us through the growth of science and technology, we have no more need for religious belief.
Sure we’ve learned a tremendous amount about our world and the universe through science and technology. The trouble is that science and religion answer different questions about reality. Science asks “What?” and “How?” Religion asks “For what purpose?” Science is rooted in observation of the material, religion is rooted in connection to the immaterial. Since science doesn’t answer the questions religion asks, there can’t be a replacement. They work in tandem not in opposition. We still need both to make sense of our existence.