Faith = Evidence

For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

(Romans 8:24-25) KJV

You don’t need to have faith in something if you can see it. Faith is only necessary when we can’t see. However, that doesn’t mean that we don’t have evidence. As such, faith is believing in what you can’t see because of evidence.

In SciPop, you’ve been told that faith is belief without evidence. The problem is that we all have exactly the same evidence. This is known as Matty’s Razor. No matter what you believe, evidence is still evidence. As such we have to understand that faith is believing what you can’t see because of the evidence. As a result SciPop is faith-based.

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

Matty’s Razor

Hebrews 11:1 gives us our working definition of faith but can also be simplified in a similar manner to a mathematical equation. It’s a couplet, and once you cancel out the factors which are the same on both side of the couplet it becomes faith = evidence. We can use Heliocentricity as an example of how this works.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

(Hebrews 11:1) KJV

Heliocentric or Geocentrospheric?

  • IF you were on the Sun you’d be observing heliocentricity,
  • SINCE you’re not, you’re on the Earth, you’re observing Geocentrosphericity.

If you can’t see something you have to have faith in it. Regardless of what you may erroneously believe, we can’t see heliocentricity. Here’s how we can apply the difference between faith and sight to understand the evidence for heliocentricity.

Faith vs. Sight, Example 1

  • IF billions of people believe that the solar system is heliocentric,
    • But we don’t observe it,
  • THEN it’s an example of faith, not sight,
    • AND faith is the evidence for heliocentricity. (Faith = Evidence)

Another example is the Gospel of Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

Faith vs. Sight, Example 2

  • IF billions of people believe in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ,
    • AND and there are churches in most communities around the world,
      • BUT they didn’t see it,
  • THEN it’s an example of faith, not sight,
    • AND faith is evidence of salvation.

For the most part self-professed science believers are unaware that they’ve made a choice of any kind. In some ways this is due to the artful way in which the logical framework has been constructed, but in large part it is due to the woeful lack of knowledge of the subject matter. We’ve come to the conclusion that there are three aspects of scientific faith.

Where did you get here from?
1January 19th – Popular Science vs. the Ignorant
2July 25th – Matty’s Razor
3Matty’s Harmonization
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