July 25th

Epistemology

When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.

(Proverbs 11:2) NKJV

We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of. – Matty’s Razor

The intellectual tragedy of our generation is a failure to understand what evidence is and how it’s used, and the resulting misconception about what constitutes knowledge. The theory of knowledge is called epistemology.

Epistemology is the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope. Epistemology is the investigation of what distinguishes justified belief from opinion.

– Epistemology, definition

We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

The problem is embodied by the phrase “scientific evidence.” There’s an intellectual hierarchy in which people with a “science” background consider themselves to be superior to people who come from a “faith” background. “Science” people who like to argue use the phrase “scientific knowledge” like a club and beat people with it.

The problem is that “scientific evidence” isn’t actually evidence, it’s an interpretation of evidence based on believing the popular science paradigm (SciPop). We’re going to use epistemology to substantiate the following definition of “scientific evidence”:

Scientific evidence is a secondary interpretation of evidence (not the evidence itself) which has been approved by peer review to ensure compliance with the popular science narrative of godless existence (SciPop). It’s the distilled essence of circular reasoning; a major deity in the atheist pantheon, the subject of a lot of special pleading.

– Scientific Evidence, definition

Can we be sufficiently lowly to see the wisdom here? Scientific evidence is what we call a secondary source. What we have to do is examine primary sources of evidence. In this sense evidence is neutral, it doesn’t point to a conclusion. Any conclusion that we may be able to deduce from evidence is wholly dependent on our choice of paradigm.

This gives us the understanding we need to be able to define our own epistemological razor: Matty’s Razor.

Epistemology – Navigation

SectionTitleScripture
1EpistemologyProverbs 11:2
2FaithHebrews 11:1
3EvidenceActs 11:23
4Matty’s RazorGalatians 1:12
SalvationRomans 10:9-10
– Navigate your way around Epistemology.

Salvation

  1. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
    • believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
  2. confess your sin.

Read through the Bible in a year

Reading planJuly 25
LinearIsaiah 1-3
ChronologicalIsaiah 37-39
Psalms 76
– Read 3 chapters every day and 5 chapters on Sundays

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A cure for the plague

  • Accept Jesus Christ as your savior,
    • confess your sin.
  • On your knees,
    • put your head to the ground (if you can)
    • chant the name Jesus, Jesus, Jesus….
      • until you feel a burning sensation in the affected area
    • flush the affected area with cold water, no soap
    • dry the affected area with a clean towel
    • get some rest.
  • Repeat as needed.

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