CHITRAL: Science and religion have forever been at logger heads contesting for their relevance in the lives of human beings. Religios have mostly (if not always) opposed science and scientific achievements, and scientists on the other hands have made light of religion in one way or the other.
The Corona phenomenon has beside other things, performed a miracle in that it has brought the two diametrically opposing schools of thought as close together as they have never been before.
Religious scholars and leaders of all religions are praying that a vaccine be soon invented to cure the epidemic, and everyone knows who will invent the medicine! The bastions of religion whether it be the Holy Kaaba, the Vatican, the Synagogues, the Temples or the Monasteries, all are empty and ‘social distancing’ is the order of the day.? On the other hand the Chinese Prime minister visited Mosques and asked worshipers to pray for solution of the problem. The president of Italy has conceded a hands up and said human beings cannot control this virus, only an Almighty above can come to our help.
The coming close of different faiths and science is a good augury for humankind as together they can work without challenging each other, for the betterment of humanity. .. CN report, 21 mar 2020