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Scientism and Secularism: Learning to Respond to a Dangerous Ideology
- Knowledge, not faith or mere belief, gives people authority to speak and act in public.
- Scientism is a philosophical stance that comes in two forms.
- Scientism leads to Secularism and marginalizes Christianity and ethics.
- Scientism is causing people to abandon Christianity and is contributing to the church’s increased ineffectiveness.
- Strong scientism is self-refuting and must, therefore, be rejected.
- Weak scientism is a foe and not a friend of science.
- Contrary to scientism, we have more confident knowledge about certain theological or ethical truths than certain claims in science.
- There are five fundamental realities that science cannot explain but theism can.
- 9. Scientism gains strength from methodological naturalism.