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Church and society


Without the interaction
of natural science
and religious belief
no cultural development


Globalization in the modern information society inevitably leads to more multicultural together­ness and competition in church and society, in which religious and natural sciences participate considerably. In view of their high level of inno­vation the natural sciences provide significant ad­vantages, however, they largely lose on cultural effects in highly specialized and exclusive disci­plines.

A similar deficit arises in traditional religions, if they disregard the social changes caused by science and technology. Potentials for cultural development with high values of synergy occur, where mutual interest and dialog leads to coope­ration of scientifically and theologically compe­tent partners, which are trying to convince people by interaction rather than competitive efforts. Unfortunately, the possibilities of cooperation e.g. at universities are not sufficiently used.

Despite their one-sided and mostly incompetent treatment sectarians and fundamentalists can largely capitalize on public interest in questions of natural science and religious belief. Thus they still manage to spread their theories and convictions characterized by modern atheism and superstition. Here a significant countermovement has to be initiated.
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