Off The Cuff

Scripture and Scientism

Every so often one comes across a work that steps on toes with deftness. David Berlinski has written a book, The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions. Yes, it is a response to The God Delusion, and is an unusual response from the scientific household. The work of science does not threaten Christianity. Those who hold degrees in this field of study and extend their expertise beyond their field into the realm of Christianity, are not to be left unquestioned.

It is encouraging to read the following as an excellent commentary concerning the long running battle between the Bible and Scientism:

“Has anyone provided proof of God’s inexistence? Not even close. Has quantum cosmology explained the emergence of the universe or why it is here? Not even close. Have our sciences explained why our universe seems to be fine-tuned to allow for the existence of life? Not even close. Are physicists and biologists willing to believe in anything so long as it is not religious thought? Close enough. Has rationalism and moral thought provided us with an understanding of what is good, what is right, and what is moral? Not close enough. Has secularism in the terrible 20th century been a force for good? Not even close, to being close. Is there a narrow and oppressive orthodoxy in the sciences? Close enough. Does anything in the sciences or their philosophy justify the claim that religious belief is irrational? Not even in the ball park. Is scientific atheism a frivolous exercise in intellectual contempt? Dead on.”