Occam’s Razor

Secularist: My view can be defended by Occam’s razor. Believing in God requires more assumptions than just assuming that our senses can give us information about the real world, and that we can reason. The laws of logic is a description of reality.

Christian: What makes you think that believing in God requires more assumptions than just assuming that our senses can give us information about the real world and that we can reason? What makes you think that the laws of logic are a description of reality?

Christian: Hmmm. You were posting so quickly, and now it’s been about 12 hours. I suppose this is because I questioned a couple of your unsupported assertions, and you suddenly realized something.

Christian: Let me help you. Believing in God requires zero assumptions. God speaks. Whoever will hear His Voice and acknowledge Him receives faith. Faith is Divine certainty, and its not self-generated. It’s the gift of God lest anyone should boast. Divine revelation is a sovereign impartation. All that we, as humans, do is to not reject it. The reason people reject it is that they don’t want to be directed by God.

Assuming that our senses can give us information about the real world and that we can reason is not the issue. God does reveal things to us through our senses. Our senses are somewhat fickle and really constrained by the filters of our worldviews. He is also willing to reveal the interpretations of those things to us. This is one way we can reason. However, when we use our worldviews (Christian or anti-Christ) to interpret, we add to whatever we observe or we filter out things that we observe through this type of reasoning. The interpretation is the conclusion of logic. If we add to the premise of logic in the process of reasoning, the conclusion is non sequitur. It doesn’t follow from the premise. Since most of this reasoning is going on outside of the consciousness, we have trouble thinking about our own thinking in a critical way. That’s why every person’s own way is right in his or her own eyes.

The laws of logic require a true premise. Secularism can never have a true premise. Secularism must self-generate the premise by interpreting something (observation or imagination). This self-generate interpretation is based on assumptions, so the premise is either false or unknown.

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