Do you know the story of Galileo (the man, not the deep-space satellite)? He lived during a time when the Catholic church held power over practically everything. If the Church said something, then by golly that something was so. Saying anything contrary to what the Church said, even if you were right, mean you were in serious trouble. When Galileo used scientific evidence to show that the Earth was not the center of the solar system, he brought all sorts of problems down on himself because he was contradicting the Church and the Holy Scriptures. And as everyone knows, the Bible is the 100% true, complete, inerrant Word-of-God (HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA).
Just yesterday in the newspaper I read of a man alive today who is a scientist. He just happens to also be Mormon. Well, this man, having the means to do so, decided to test the Mormon belief that ancient Israelites came to America thousands of years ago and were the ancestors of Native Americans. Guess what? He showed that the MORMONS ARE WRONG (as if this really needed to be said), there is no genetic evidence of relationship between Israelites and Native Americans. Rather, as scientists have long held, Native Americans are descended from Asians. Now there is a council in the Mormon church trying to decide what to do about this guy. At least there's no Inquisition. He'll probably be excommunicated for apostasy or heresy.
You can have all your feelings of peace and truth, etc etc etc, but when it comes down to the FACTS, religion is just fairy tales for grownups.