The Religion of Science
Marx said, “Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people."
Therefore, many who embrace Marxism would say belief in God is being used to mask or escape the trials and struggles of this world.
Ironically, among those who share this view, there appears to be a religion that is growing at an alarming rate. It is being embraced with fervor and zeal and is being accepted without question. The gods being worshipped present themselves in human form and no matter the inconsistencies, or in some cases, false narratives, this religion is permeating every area of our lives.
Any objection to the tenants of this newfound faith is tantamount to denying everything known not be true.
One thing I find interesting is many who are following this religion would tell you they do not believe in religion at all. They would contend they are enlightened and have no need for a religion as defined by Marx. They make these type statements while worshipping every perspective given by the arbiters in which they place their faith.
What is the religion I am referring to? It is the “religion of science”, and it is producing passionate disciples who are unwavering in their belief and will follow wherever their religion leads them.
In a secular, godless society, it is fascinating to see the speed with which this orthodoxy is growing. Its followers seem totally committed to its doctrine and preachers as they follow without question and rail against those who do not.
The premise used to justify their new found faith is, their preachers are scientists. They are educated in their field of study. Therefore, they can and must be trusted. Their message must be believed and cannot be denied. In fact, disagreeing is heresy and blasphemy!
It is alarming how easily people accept unproven statements and opinions of these scientists as fact. All the while denying the possibility of a Creator whose creation gives evidence to His existence.
The irony is the amount of faith being demonstrated by these people.
I am not sure where we are going to end up as the “religion of science” continues to gain momentum, but I do know if people do not become at least as skeptical about science as they have always been about God, we will find ourselves being led further and further away from Him.
Questioning and skepticism are both healthy traits of a thinking person. These are the very foundation of scientific study. These traits were given to each of us and are encouraged by God Himself.
The desire to know more about an issue before accepting, it as truth is critical. When we lose this desire, we have lost the very essence of what we were created to be.
You see, God has placed eternity in the hearts of people. It is God who gave us the yearning for learning, understanding and knowledge along with the desire to know. This is so we would seek Him and find Him when we do.
This is not a pursuit of blindly following. This is as intellectual a pursuit as following any science. Because in the end of your search for truth and meaning, you will find you cannot disprove the existence of God.
This cannot be said of, “the religion of science”. Because science when properly considered and truly investigated, will always lead us to more skepticism and critical thinking which ultimately leads to more questions than answers.
The moral is as with any religion, be careful who you follow. Because as history reveals, if not, your pursuit may be lead you to the point of no return!
1 John 4:1, “Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world”.