The purpose of science is to unravel mysteries within the physical world. It is not the purpose of science to discover a sacred meaning behind the physical world or to arrogantly pretend to ‘prove’ that no such meaning exists. The purpose of religion is not to explain material phenomena or to tell us what ‘really’ happened in history. The purpose of religion is to help us perfect our inner souls and to discover life’s meaning for ourselves.
These are complementary (not antagonistic) human endeavors on one and the same continuum of life. We can appreciate both of these complementary levels of reality precisely because human beings are a unique combination of matter and spirit. This is what makes a human being human.