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[1488] Question 3: "Has the scientific research somehow relevance for the cognition of the 'other reality'? Must the statements of the religions coincide with the statements of science, or is such a coincidence not required? Does religious interpretation of the world begin only there, where the scientific explanation of the world is at an end?"

[1489] Answer: The question is extended by the posing of the question how religion and science can mutually expand and inspire themselves. Every successful form of research contributes to the expansion of knowledge, on which field ever. Methods that are today not rated as actually scientific, the knowledge can successfully expand the knowledge and therefore bring forward science and religion. [1490] So virtuous acting and prayer can lead to revelations by L and other higher beings and spiritual experience can find expression in higher knowledge. The strict methodology of science disciplines the cognitive process, the religion provides highest cognitions, which state, beyond that which de facto is, that which modally is (what should be, is wanted, is possible etc.) and put it in larger contexts and take the irrational into account. [1491] The neutrality of science is expanded in a (by L) assessed view that puts the most important in the first place, and brings the contents in the context of the divine order in a deliberate and again and again newly to deliberate rank order, prioritises it and brings it into line with the total utility. Science and religion are overlapping fields, of which is not one above the other, but both have high utility for the sufficiently developed beings. [1492] Although one can get along without both, both are yet able to increase decisively the quality of life, since on their basis all important decisions should be made. They are, beside the concrete living conditions, both key indicators and fundamental for development. [1493] Religion can learn from science the diversity of that which exists and its structures. Vice versa, science can learn from religion the ethical framework, the meaning and structure of that which (modally) is, even beyond the world accessible to us. All scientific statements of religion are to coincide with those of science. [1494] The inverse does not apply. The way things are at the moment, the religious interpretation of the world begins only there, where the scientific explanation of the world is at an end. But it is indeed imaginable and desirable that religious methodology and statements become a part of science by expanding the scope of science.

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