Communion on the Moon: Can Science, Religion Co-Exist?

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So often, science and faith are pitted against one another, but 40 years ago, astronaut Buzz Aldrin showed just how the two can co-exist.

Aldrin sat with Neil Armstrong, pulled out his personal preference kit containing bread, wine and a silver chalice-- and held the first Communion service on the moon.

The kit was given to him by the Webster Presbyterian Church in Houston, Texas.  Every year the congregation re-creates the sacred service.

"It's kind of a tradition around here. It's still church," said church member Gene Fisseler.  "It's not about the moon. It's not about the astronauts. It's still about church, but we feel like it's an important tradition here in this church."

While taking Communion on the moon, Aldrin read John 15:5, "I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in him, will bear much fruit.  For you can do nothing without me."  Read more about Aldrin taking communion on the moon here

Astrophysicist Jason Lisle says science is designed to be "God honoring" just as Aldrin demonstrated that day.

Lisle works at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky.-- a museum devoted entirely to bringing the pages of the Bible to life.

Click play to watch his comments on faith and science.

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