Baha'ist believer: Science and religion go hand in hand

{josquote}I have a deep and abiding love of Christ. But I believe Baha'u'llah is the most recent manifestation of God. To look further back could be counterproductive. It would be looking backward. I want to look forward.{/josquote}

Give the three wise men of the East more credit, says Carol-lee Lane, a Baha'i who lives in Shoreham.

She thinks they knew what they were doing; they weren't shooting in the dark.

"Baha'is are very explicit that science and religion should go hand in hand," Lane said last week. "Religion without science is superstition. Science without religion is potentially dangerous to civilization. There's a balance to be had."

Someone -- a Zoroastrian astrologer, probably -- did the calculations for the Magi, she said. But that notion doesn't detract from the magic they bring to her appreciation of the gospels.

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