Then the magicians, the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers came in, and I told them the dream, but they could not make known to me its interpretation.(Daniel 4:7) ESV
A lot of people seem to think, because they’ve been told, that science and religion are opposites. The problem goes back to what people believe that science is, because religion, for the most part, is irrelevant.
Science, true science, is what can be known about God and his creation. The false narrative of godless existence which masquerades as science, science falsely so called, is what we have to refer to as popular science (SciPop). It’s also known as a strong delusion. We can try to redefine the debate as SciPop vs. religion but the problem with that is that SciPop is synonymous with Scientism, which is religion. The logical conclusion we can deduce is that science and religion are, basically, the same thing, but one has been used by people who want to believe in God, the other has been used by people who don’t want to believe in God. It’s a simple choice of paradigm.
A lot of the confusion in the world today happens because people who want to believe in God have a worldview which has been framed for them by people who don’t want to believe in God. SciPop is institutionalized in education curricula around the world and our children are fed it constantly from the time that they’re babies.
Part of the beauty of Matty’s Paradigm, if we can be so bold, is that it allows you to be as scientific as you want while being as religious as you want. Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ is the key which unlocks the freedom to fulfill your intellectual curiosity is a way that secular science never will.
We’ve identified 5 leaps of faith in the theoretical foundation of popular science (SciPop).