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Two Sides of the Same Coin by Arnold Jansen op de Haar

Recently I went to a discussion about religion and science with Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and atheist and mathematician Marcus du Sautoy. Being intellectual and religious; there are simpletons who think these attributes are mutually exclusive.

I whispered to Dr B., ‘It sounds as if language is inadequate for religion as well as science.’ ‘Science is about how and religion about why,’ she clarified; ‘they are two sides of the same coin.’

So why would you believe in God? This reminds me of a question I was asked recently: ‘Why should I read your novel?’ ‘Because it’s interesting,’ I suggested. That wasn’t reason enough for the person asking the question. Later I thought of a better answer: ‘Because it may change your life.’

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