This is in response to a previous letter entitled "Foundation of U.S. is freedom, not religion."
It states that the Founding Fathers (six are mentioned) believed that religion was detrimental to freedom for all. It further states the opinion that Christianity and other religions will all disappear.
I would like the writer and the readers to reflect upon an equally important document that was written by the same and some additional Founding Fathers. They speak of the laws of nature and nature's God and of people being endowed by their Creator (with upper case "C") with unalienable rights.
I am a scientist. Yet I have found in my years of study that in addition to the laws of science, human knowledge goes well beyond the knowledge that is known by science alone. Such thinking, particularly inductive reasoning, transcends or goes beyond scientific reasoning.
Furthermore, human knowledge exceeds the limits of scientific reasoning alone. Men and women have always, and always will, look for a purpose and meaning in life. Science doesn't answer these questions.
Science can tell us how to make an atom bomb, but not how, or if, we should use it.
So, according to our Founding Fathers, our creator endowed us with certain rights. But it appears that these can only be realized if we remember the creator who endowed us with them. That's what religions do, but they have to get along together.
Dr. William Blazek
Hilton Head Island