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9.08.2016

Worldviews diagramed

Using Nancy Pearcey's 5 principles of finding truth (from her book Finding Truth) I thought I'd diagram major worldviews using that template, though in shorthand. [This post to be continually updated.]


POST-MODERNISM

The idol: relativism

The reductionism: reducing absolute truth to man's desires and demands

The external inconsistency: if truth doesn't exist then the words on the post-modernist's employment contract are meaningless hence he shouldn't get paid, but he still thinks he should get paid

The internal inconsistency: saying there is no truth is a performative contradiction; like saying everything I say is a lie

The case for Christianity: absolute truth exists because it is anchored in the being and self-revelation of God and matches what we human beings (who are created in the image of God) know to be true in our heart and conscience.


ISLAM

The idol: death

The reductionism: reducing God's creation and plan of redemption down to a counterfeit system designed to produce human death and suffering as sacrifice to Satan's Kingdom.

The external inconsistency: "Islam is a religion of peace" said while copious amounts of blood are dripping from the speaker's hands, if his hands have not been cut off already, the torturer becoming the tortured which is a common pattern in Islam's hell culture

The internal inconsistency: Allah hu ahkbar! means God is greater! but greater than who or what? Because Islam's god is Satan, and a counterfeit to the Holy Trinity of the Old and New Testaments, which is the Holy Scripture Islam uses to draw reflected authority for its own so-called holy book (like the moon - a symbol of Islam - reflecting the light of the Sun), while denying the core truth of the Old and New Testaments, thus God is greater translated is Satan is greater than the God of the Old and New Testaments, which is false because Satan is a created being, created by the God of the Old and New Testaments

The case for Christianity: For a counterfeit to exist the real thing has to exist


ATHEISM

The idol: brain matter

The reductionism: reducing All and Everything to the grey matter that makes up the human brain

The external inconsistency: the image atheists see in mirrors; often dopey images that can't be reconciled as being solely the product of brain matter

The internal inconsistency: being the best identifiers of the true religion by what they attack and what they really have no enthusiasm for attacking

The case for Christianity: if the true God, sovereign in creation, providence, and grace didn't exist then atheists wouldn't exist, and atheists exist, so...


CHRISTIANITY

The idol: the Triune God self-revealed in the Old and New Testaments and in history

The reductionism: God is sovereign in creation, providence, and grace (I.e. there is no reductionism; the Creator/creation divide sets the table)

The external inconsistency: (not of Christianity, but of people) having life and consciousness by/in the logos by grace, yet being dead asleep in life indulging resentment

The internal inconsistency: (not of Christianity, but of people) having knowledge of God put in our hearts from birth and denying His existence

The case for Christianity: The Divine Origin of the Bible by B. B. Warfield; also the match between object and subject vis-a-vis the natural world and man, among other things...


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