Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Opus 2016-270:  New Terms:  Scientism

One of the struggles that thinking believers have is to deal with the declared independence of science from any metaphysical truths.  Science is a bit arrogant that way.  It is a false dicotomy and a strange place to find it dealt with is a blog called The Crucified God.  Strange, that is, to people who drink the scientific kool aide of scientism. 

The post defines scientism.  Part of that is,
“Many people in our day and age, especially those with no formal education in philosophy and an unhealthy confidence in the explanatory power of the physical sciences, consider that physics, chemistry, biology, and whatever can be reduced to these fields will someday offer a complete account and explanation of all reality whatsoever. This is called scientism.”  (Emphasis in original)
Before that he deals with several presuppositions of scientific research:  Change, efficient causality, and substance.

The post is well written and readable to encourage those who are not into philosophy or physics.  If you feel uncomfortable in the debate between creation and evolution then this might get your juices flowing and help you come to answers.

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