Tomas and Jan in Venice
Tomas and Jan in Venice

Science, Religion and Society


Start a new chapter in your journal called Science, Religion and Society. Visit this lesson for the next 6 days and write a new keyword, sentence and answers to the regrouping questions. At the end, write a paragraph or two of what you have learned about your Science, Religion and Society.


Cleanse and ask your guidance for a key word about what you can gain from this facet.

Keyword Sentence

Now put this keyword into a sentence or two. Write it in your journal.


Society is made up of science and religion.

“Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary.”

Martin Luther King

Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.

Oscar Wilde

Write any impressions.


What is science? The word science comes from the Latin “scientia,” meaning knowledge, awareness and understanding. According to Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, the definition of science is: “knowledge covering general truths of the operation of general laws, esp. as obtained and tested through scientific method [and] concerned with the physical world.”

Science helps us understand the world around us. “Science can be thought of as both a body of knowledge (the things we have already discovered), and the process of acquiring new knowledge (through observation and experimentation).”

Spiritually, we need to be aware of how we can be influenced by science. It can become an outer authority that may cause us to doubt our inner truth. It has a proving vibration. On the other hand, science has increased our understanding of the world around us. For example, the advances in technology have enhanced our daily lives, increased our life spans and created a super playground of cars, planes and trains, etc.

What is religion? The word religion comes from the Latin word ‘religio’ which in classic antiquity, religiƍ broadly meant “conscientiousness, sense of right, moral obligation, or duty to anything.”

Slowly throughout history the meaning of religio has changed from taking an oath of allegiance to a system of faith and worship of a superhuman power often via a church.

Spiritually, we need to be aware of how we can be influenced by religion. It also may become an outer authority that causes us to doubt our inner truth. It has a controlling vibration – right and wrong. On the other hand, religion helps us to feel calm and stimulates a sense of oneness. There is joy and fulfilment being with likeminded people.

What is society? The word society comes from the Latin word societas, and was derived from the noun socius (“comrade, friend, ally”) used to describe a bond or interaction between parties that are friendly, or at least civil.”

Spiritually society is our advanced school of learning.

Science plus religion equals society. As souls in physical bodies, we are anchored to the realm of Planet Earth. And life on Planet Earth involves rules and regulations which provide the arena for playing the game of life. Science, religion and society are all part of the game of Planet Earth.

Once we understand the rules and regulations of society, life becomes an adventure rather than feeling controlled. Lack of understanding creates fear. It is important to know what you have come to do; otherwise, you could get lost in all the options of science, religion and society.

Project Boards are the key to your self-understanding. By organizing what you want, you can navigate the games with more confidence. Project Boards are your pivot for your decisions. They help keep you moving in your direction.


Do you have a Project Board, that is, simply a list of everything you want?

If not, write down at least five things that you truly want, regardless of how impossible they might seem.

Visualize yourself on the stage of society. You are playing the game, and everything is going your way. How does that feel?

What have you put together for yourself about Science, Religion and Society?