Using Stories Versus Revelation: Scientism/Naturalism/Materialism

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, biblical-errorism, 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:

Every evidence that is used against God consists of made-up stories (lies), arbitrary assumptions (lies), or irrational statements (insanity). We have not followed cleverly designed made-up stories, arbitrary assumptions, or irrational statements. Rather, we follow the Living Christ, Who leads us and speaks the Utterances of absolute, genuine fullness of Life to us. (example using this on an blog)

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:

Thank you for providing an excellent example: Every evidence that is used against God consists of made-up stories (lies), arbitrary assumptions (lies), or irrational statements (insanity). We have not followed cleverly designed made-up stories, arbitrary assumptions, or irrational statements. Rather, we follow the Living Christ, Who leads us and speaks the Utterances of absolute, genuine fullness of Life to us. (example using this on an blog)

The more complex way:

Scientism (or Naturalism), is an arbitrary assumption. To be arbitrary is to be irrational. Science doesn’t allow irrational thinking. What proof, without assumption, or rationalization, have you personally seen that the only way to truth is through science (or Naturalism)? Or are you taking it on make-believe-faith, which is not allowed in science?

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.”

Your faith in fabricated stories that are based on arbitrary assumptions, like Scientism or Naturalism, is not allowed in science. However, science is just one of the means by which God reveals. Revelation is the only way to tell reality from that which is unreal. Science, without revelation, ends up in errors like Evolution and billions of years.

They will come up with something, but they will have personally seen no proof of Scientism or Naturalism since both are lies.

So you have personally seen no proof for the fabricated story of scientism (or Naturalism/Materialism). This is just something that you prefer to believe by blind make-believe-faith, perhaps in some book or person. This is just a fabricated story that is based on arbitrary assumptions (naturalism, materialism, uniformitarianism) and rationalizations, isn’t it?

Turn about is fair play. They may ask you what proof, without assumption, or rationalization, you have seen for Scientism (or Naturalism/Materialism).

Jesus said, “My sheep hear My Voice.” He speaks to me and to every person who follows Him. When He speaks, the miraculous trust in God comes, and we know, not by stories based on arbitrary assumptions and rationalizations but by revelation. The proof that I have personally seen is directly revealed to me through various means by the Holy Spirit. This is a case of revelation versus blind make-believe-faith in fabricated stories that are based on arbitrary assumptions and rationalizations.

They may ask what those means are.

God speaks to me in my innermost soul/mind through Scripture, creation, (list the various means by which God speaks to you, a word of wisdom, word of knowledge, prophecy, dreams, visions, etc.) This is a case of revelation versus blind make-believe-faith in fabricated stories that are based on arbitrary assumptions and rationalizations. (some caveats about hearing God’s Voice)

They will say that you are not experiencing what you are experiencing.

What proof, without assumption, or rationalization, have you personally seen that makes you think that I’m not experiencing what I’m experiencing?

They will not be able to give a rational answer.

So you are so dogmatic about your blind make-believe-faith in fabricated stories that are based on arbitrary assumptions and rationalizations, so much so that evidence has no effect on you, you just dismiss it without investigation. That is dogmatism.

They will want to drag this out, but just return to your first question in every response. Answer briefly and ask the question.

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