A Short Tale of Two Worldviews

Let’s consider for a moment three concepts; relativism, empiricism and laws of logic, in the light of two worldviews; secular and Christian. We will us use three short exchanges between a person who holds to a secular worldview (SW), and a person with a Christian (CW). Watch what happens.

Relativism

SW: “There are no absolutes.”

CW: “Are you absolutely sure?”

SW: “Yes.”

CW: “You just told me that you are absolutely sure that there are no absolutes. That’s an absolute, and therefore false.”

KABOOM!!!!

Empiricism

SW: “All truth claims can be proved by empirical observation.”

CW: “How do you know that – empirical observation?”

SW: “That’s what I said.”

CW: “How exactly do you ‘observe’ a truth claim?”

KABOOM!!!!

Laws of Logic

SW: “Human beings are the product of evolution.”

CW: “Is that your ‘logical’ conclusion, according to available evidence?”

SW: “It certainly is!”

CW: “Did you use universal laws of logic to figure that out?”

SW: “Of course I did, silly. Laws of logic govern how we all think.”

CW: “Where do you get universal laws of logic in a ‘chance’ universe? Who decides which of the millions of available thoughts right and which ones are wrong?”

KABOOM!!!!

A Christian worldview provides a consistent set of absolutes, unchanging standards for truth, and rules for ‘how’ to think about things. A secular worldview blows itself up.

NOTE: All of the above – a consistent set of absolutes, unchanging standards for truth, and rules for ‘how’ to think about things – are all contained in the Bible, and found in God.

That’s a truth claim. If you want to ‘prove’ or ‘disprove’ it, find a Bible, read it, and see for yourself.

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