For me Cat Faber summed it up perfectly in her song _The_Word_Of_God_ (http://www.echoschildren.org/CDlyrics/WORDGOD.HTML): "So turn and look where best you think the story is unfurled. Humans wrote the Bible; God wrote the world."
Nothing wrong with religion as a way of understanding what the universe means. But if you want to understand what the universe _is_, that's science domain. Paraphrasing one of the popes: "Those who believe science and religion are at odds either make science say that which it never said or religion teach that which it never taught."
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