Before moving onward (at long, long last) to the oddity of what my own personal beliefs consist of (the specifics), I’d like to explore one final topic regarding the seeming schism between modern science and faith (particularly seeing as how this work is something of a “blending ” between the two.)
Often the most problematic conflict, and therefore the most limiting factor, has been a self-created and self-imposed battle between faith and science. This should be perceived as something of an utter absurdity, one that should be particularly and painfully obvious to us today. Those of a religious mindset should be the most fervent advocates of the pursuit of intellectual endeavors. For truly, if a divine being made us and everything, making the universe and thereby all the components of it we have exploited so far? Then to explore and understand His creation better is to likewise better understand the one responsible for it all.