The culturally consturcted nature of science leads materialists to foolishly claim that empirical observation is the ultimate form of knowledge; this is a foolish bais. The bias of the cultural construct prevents spiritual understanding.
It is a big myth that science persecuted religion and held it back. There are very few examples of science being persecuted by religion, and really none in the actual middle ages. Modern scinece began in the middle ages and it began among Christians, in monestaries as a Christian project.
5 pages on the brain/mind issue and the atheist assertion that mind is reduceable to brain.I aruge that mind is spirit, that this would be what lives on after death, and that modern scientific research does not prove that mind reduce to brain nor does it rule out spirit.
Atheists sometimes foolishly claim that non religious people score higher on IQ tests. When the Methodologies are examined, however, it seems the better and latters studies support either no connection between intelligence and religious belief or lack thereof, or a positive one between religion and intellegence.