“Pope Francis’ May 24, 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, on the state of the earth’s environment and humanity’s responsibility for action, represents a growing transformational shift in the relationship between science, social justice, progressive secularism, and religious consciousness.
Phi Beta Iota: There are three kinds of religions — those of practice, those of deep moral faith in humanity, and those of dogma, generally with deep backgrounds that include inquisitions, wars of conquest, and genocide campaigns. Neither science nor religion have been fully moral these past centuries. Each has evolved in its own way, science generally reductionist, religion generally opportunist. The Internet and social media have in some significant but still infant manner been helpful in bridging the consciousness gap between the worlds of science and religion and commerce and governance. As bad as things look right now, there is a distinct “emergence” of good visible across the spectrum of human activity.