|Rationalized Speculation! It's surprising how silly it is, yet intelligent people accept it.|
Intelligent People Accept This?
I was quite surprised. For years, I wondered how the creationists and evolutionists could look at the same data and come out with such different answers. The same is true of the socialist and the politically conservative. The same goes for the religiously ungodly and the Christian.
At a certain point, I realized that it's possible to rationalize anything, and very intelligent people can rationalize insane ideas and not even realize that they are doing so. The first place that I noticed this was in theology. I saw sincere Christians who disagreed on the interpretation of Scripture. I really didn't meet any who were not intelligent or whose arguments were poorly stated when you had a chance to listen to their complete story. The fact is that it takes great intelligence to convincingly make notions like global warming, socialism, or evolution sound as if they make sense. There are highly paid people whose job it is to form arguments to convince people of the validity of notions like these. The problem is not the lack of intelligence, and the solution is not in framing the most convincing argument. The most dangerous people are those who are able to frame wonderful sounding arguments when they have no substance of truth behind those arguments.
Then the humor of it hit me.
What a surprise! When the ungodly say, "science," they mean, "I made it up." When they say, "reason," they really mean, "I made it up." When they say, "logic," they really mean, "I just made it up."
I thought, "This is too simple. It's like a cheap magic trick. How could such a cheap trick fool so many people?" (The obvious answer is, "Because they want to be fooled.") They are just making it up. Sometimes, they know they are fabricating, and sometimes they are just blinded by their own presuppositions. The nice word is speculation, but these made up facts can range from poor logic to presuppositions to lies.
You can't imagine data into existence no matter what kind of intellectual you imagine that you are
You can't imagine data into existence no matter what kind of intellectual you imagine that you are. Yet, that is exactly the basis of so much of ungodly thought. They grunt really hard and try to imagine data into existence. They work equally as hard to hide the origins of their data and to make it seem to make sense. This is true of ungodly theology and ungodly science. The Da Vinci Code fiction is a perfect example, a mix of fact and imagination into a web of deceit that only the willingly ignorant would accept. The molecules-to-man evolution conjecture / fabrication is another example. Chicken Little stories about ecology are riddled with this kind of thinking. So are all the stories that glorify socialistic ideas.
Every rationalized speculation and rationalized supposition is actually a lie, because it is a dishonest attempt to give credibility to something that is incredible. Many of the statements made are actually rationalized lies. They are known untruths that are dressed up in the clothing of science, news, history, or any other sheep's clothing that will help to make the lie appear to be truth.
Those who reject God, including Christians who refuse to go on with God to higher heights and deeper depths, do so because they don't want the God of Love ruling them. They don't want the power of God's Love being the only motivating empowerment in their lives. They want to keep some of the self-glorification and self-gratification of their own flesh, their human mind, spirit, and emotion, to at least partially rule over them and be at least part of the power in their life. For this reason they are willing to go through unbelievable mental gymnastics and speak of their loopy logic, calling it "science" or else speak of it as "revelation," when it is neither science nor revelation. They seek to denigrate anyone who will not bow down to their false "science" or their false "revelation." There is real science and false science. There is real revelation and false revelation. Being unable to deal with a greater measure of the reality of the loving God, they may even seek to find a naturalistic/materialistic explanation for miracles of God.
We reject rationalized speculation because it is a deceiving and bogus method of twisting truth to make it seem as if it supports non-science--for example: evolution, global warming, deconstructionist history, materialism, Naturalism, and false claims of supposed errors in the Bible.
More is required than the endless repeating or godless slogans, unproven claims, and misrepresentations. Though some will fall for the very volume of these slogans, claims, and misrepresentations coming from many sources, we will not. Arguing with the deceivers is fruitless, for they love to argue, and they have no moral compass or internal consistency. You could wear yourself out checking out all the claims, but, at a certain point, a wise person will reject that source that has lied so many times before.
Rom 8:7 because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the Law of God, neither indeed can it be.
We reject all of the following false claims that are made on the basis of rationalized speculation:
Numbers 15:39... and that ye seek not after your own mind and your own ability to observe, with which you used to commit fornication:
Psalm 53:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walks wisely, he shall be delivered.
Last updated: Nov, 2011
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