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There are many differences in methods used by science and religion Which ones are more fundamental is not very clear The basic method of religion is to explain the world by already existing beliefs Those beliefs may be extended or redefined to revolutionize religion Theology as a method of religion is an attempt to study a religion and explain its ideas rather than discover new ideas or create a new religion based on the theologians reflections Religion is mostly concerned with moral values what is right and what is wrong Proof is not necessary for religious purposes Most religions are linked to tradition Throughout centuries people were forced into believing Science tries to learn new things about the world to extend the body of knowledge about the universe Science uses logic and gives evidence so there is no need for pushing the scientific discoveries It is concerned with practical issues Science helps solve existing problems Science is accepting open minds New ideas are often rejected in religious circles Scientific method uses logic and requires evidence to support theories Science must be falsifiable It has to make progress Religion and science both look for answers on still unanswered questions Their methods are in some aspects similar Both theoretical and practical exercise is encouraged There is a purpose to improve social qualities and standards People involved in both religion and science are motivated emotionally Fear may initiate actions toward solving a problem or explaining things that society is not explaining to the satisfaction of individuals Religion and science are both subject to control Government church or other religious institutions control religion Large companies and government may also control science There are three ways of religious expression that Wach describes the theoretical the sociological and practical People express their religious beliefs verbally They try to teach others about religious truth to convert and help them It includes myths and doctrines Myths are stories that help people explain things
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