I recently hit upon the idea that God (my god, your god, the force, whatever name you give universal truth) brings enlightenment through science…
Consider all of the changes in thinking that have occurred because of scientific discovery, and all the damage done through science denial.
We humans have the capacity to reason. This is a powerful gift which has continued to expand throughout the history of humankind. One brick of knowledge upon another, and then another, ad infinitum.
To my mind, to deny science is to deny “universal truth”/God.