"Into the Light" is the title of the introduction to Universe, which stimulated my "Greetings from the center of the galaxy" post.
Reading about the electromagnetic spectrum, I don't see how anyone could doubt that science has a whole lot to teach us about opening ourselves to a broader understanding of reality.
Dust, distance, light pollution and a thick atmosphere may serve to obliterate much of this population, but the simple truth is that we are blind to most wavelengths of light and subsequently blind to a large proportion of the celestial sphere's denizens.
Beyond the familiar rainbow of visible light there lies a much more vibrant world, for the heavens blaze across a spectrum of energies far broader than the eye can behold: black holes are uncloaked by bright x-ray bursts as matter spirals into them; treasure chests of embryonic stars smoulder in the infrared; nebulae bask in the ultraviolet light of hypergiant stars; and microwave echoes chronicle the afterglow of the Big Bang.
Only in the last century have we become aware of light's many guises and been able to step into this unseen realm -- it is no coincidence that our exploration of space has advanced hand in hand with our exploration of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Without the technological supersenses to capture the invisible -- and amplify the visible -- our view of the universe would be but a pale reflection of its true nature and our understanding of it similarly constrained.
There's so much more to know, to grasp, to experience. The blind faith of religious dogma is restricted to feeling its way around a horribly confined space.
Reality needs to be embraced in all of its awesome glory. What's theologically close at hand and seemingly comprehensible to certainty-desiring minds isn't all there is.