What am I going to believe? This is a question Ken 'The Lie' Ham posed a week or so back. This is my response
1. Observed and observable reality. That is, anything that can be seen, touched, communicated with or observed.
2. Anything that denies or defies observable reality can almost certainly be rejected.
3. The Lord of the Rings, the Narnia Chronicles, the Bible and the Discworld series are all fantasy books. They share common themes e.g. gods, magic, miracles and mythologies that defy or deny observable reality.
4. Science isn't perfect, but it's far removed from the imperfection of religion. Scientists are, by and large, honest people who sometimes make mistakes. These mistakes can be rectified.
5. Science and religion are not two faces of the same coin. They are not even the same currency.
6. Scientists who are religious, or religious people who claim to be scientists, should really consider why they are scientists or why they are religious.