|Using Stories Versus Revelation: Scientism/Naturalism/Materialism|
Note: Scientism is the debunked notion that science is the only way, or the best way, that we can know anything. It is self-refuting since you cannot prove scientism by using science. By its own definition, it is false. It seems to be popular to believe fabricated stories (evolutionism, old-Earthism, big-bangism, relativism, natural-human-goodness, bibilcal-erroism, etc.) that are based on arbitrary assumptions (naturalism, materialism, uniformitarianism) and rationalizations. The term, "arbitrary assumptions," is actually an over-simplification. These three arbitrary assumptions have morphed into a worldview, or paradigm. A worldview/paradigm is a fake reality that becomes more real than real reality to the person who sees life through the filter of the worldview. Worldviews tend to be shared. The current shared worldview in the scientific community is that of naturalism/materialism/uniformitarianism. All data that conflicts with the worldview is disallowed and must be either discarded, discredited, or explained away. This creates something called confirmation bias. So all observations are used to confirm the current worldview--this is true even when the observations absolutely destroy the worldview, which is confirmation bias. Currently, the naturalism/materialism/uniformitarianism worldview struggles against reality, yet it is defended vigorously to the point that people who question it are persecuted, lose jobs, miss promotions or tenure, etc. Unfortunately, this same false worldview has crept into society at large and even into churches. Two of the assumptions include the assumption that God doesn't exist and the other one assumes that the great catastrophic flood of Noah never happened, which is why it is so destructive to the church. Many people have become so hypnotized into this worldview that hearing anything that conflicts with the worldview is jarring to them. They can hardly believe that there are people who are not captivated by the no-God, no-Flood worldview. However, this worldview is a lie. You will even run into Christians who are totally under the direction of this massive lie.
The simple way:
Whatever they come back with will consist of made-up stories (lies), arbitrary assumptions (lies), or irrational statements (insanity). This is true whether they say "Evolution is science," "There is no God," "God doesn't speak to you," "You are stupid," "You don't understand science," "I don't have enough evidence to believe," "There is no evidence for God," "The Bible has errors," or any other thing, so just say some variation of the following:
The more complex way:
They may say that they never claimed that science or Naturalism is the only way to truth. But they implied it by saying something like, "No faith allowed in science."
They will come up with something, but they will have personally seen no proof of Scientism or Naturalism since both are lies.
Turn about is fair play. They may ask you what proof, without assumption, or rationalization, you have seen for Scientism (or Naturalism/Materialism).
They may ask what those means are.
They will say that you are not experiencing what you are experiencing.
They will not be able to give a rational answer.
They will want to drag this out, but just return to your first question in every response. Answer briefly and ask the question.
Last updated: Oct, 2013
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