Science has delivered a hi-tech lifestyle. Religion has confused and obstructed human progress, at times used as justification for our worst behaviors.
#36 | POSTED BY NUTCASE AT 2016-10-20 07:25 AM | FLAG:
You are conflating science with technology. The scientific method is a fairly recent invention. If you look at the history of technology, societies tend to come up with it whether or not they have science or anything like it. Indeed, I've never even seen proof that "scientific societies" are better at producing technology than non- or pre-scientific ones.
As for excusing bad behaviors, lots of things do that, including science (eugenics etc).
As for the role of religion in human progress (whatever that is) I have no idea how you can make such a strange claim given the religious character of many if not most human accomplishments (including science itself). For instance, both eastern and western style universities are systems of religious origin (founded by Catholicism in the west and Confucianism in the east).