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The Scientism Pages highlight Democratic Group Think in Material Science.

The Scientism Pages identify Popular Ideas touted as Scientific by silly, sophomoric "Scientists".

Vic Biorseth, OWM; Monday, September 22, 2014
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Not to speak is to speak.  We have said it many times in many ways in this website.  There are many situations in which holding your tongue is not only speaking, not only wrong, but sinful; and not only sinful, but treacherous.  There is a line in Kipling's poem, IF, as follows:

... If you can keep your head while all about you are losing theirs, and blaming it on you ...

that begins to illustrate the point.  If you are the only one in a classroom, or a lecture hall, or an audience, or a laboratory, or even at a dinner table, who immediately recognizes the the error in a position everyone else present supports, then and there, by your own silence, do you support, sustain and promote error.  And the error grows.  With your help.  You become a participant in error and falsehood. 

Forget intentions.  Forget peace and tranquility.  Concentrate on Truth.  Truth either exists, or He does not. 

Scripture is loaded down with metaphors on professing the truth.  Hiding a light under a bushel; placing a light on a lamp-stand; shining a light in the darkness; the "shining city on a hill"; Jesus coming to bring light; and many, many more. 

It's risky business, speaking the truth when seemingly the whole world doesn't want to hear it.  But that is what you, personally, are called to do.  We are not supposed to be timid about it, and we are not supposed to be silent about it.  It is easier, more comfortable and safer all around, in this life, to just recognize the truth, personally, and just go on about our business. 

But then - we are not supposed to comfortable and safe.  This life is not all there is.  Your personal judgment is coming, and you know not the hour nor the day.  If you want everlasting comfort and safety, then you had better be prepared for discomfort and danger in this temporary life. 

Look at what Jesus willingly suffered for the sake of Truth.  To show you the Way.  Where was His comfort and His safety in this life? 

Knowing the truth and not professing it aloud is keeping it secret; truth is not supposed to be secret, or the property of a privileged few.  That is "hiding your light under a bushel".  Everyone - every human being - has an inalienable right to know the truth.  You have no right to suppress it.  You have an obligation to profess it. 

What prompted this page was the completion of another batch of webpages in this site, converting from the old Thinking-Catholic-Strategic-Center.com to the new CatholicAmericanThinker.com website name.  These are the pages that deal primarily with the pseudo-science Hayek called Scientism, to differentiate it from Science, the real thing.  Having gone over everything in this right-column group of linked pages, I had to re-read them all as I went through them. 

And what strikes me about scientism is how, in a really brief number of generations, utter falsehood, so clear and obvious on its face, could be so universally accepted as true by nearly the whole world, simply because - it is universally accepted by nearly the whole world. 

Note well that acceptance - even universal acceptance - is not scientific evidence.  Not even close. 

It's pure materialism, they say.  Material is natural; there is no such thing as the extra-natural or the super-natural.  There is only material.  We debunk that with the Reason Versus Material argument, but rather than agreeing with that reasonable position, they shut up.  Lest they accidentally speak truth out loud. 

Truth is what we determine it is, using our intellect, and our scientific method, they say.  We debunk that with the Objective Reality argument, but again, they just shut up about it.  Change the subject. 

You cannot materially prove an immaterial God, they say.  We offer Aquinas' five evidences in the Faith Versus Atheism argument, and, yes, once again, they shut up, for they have no such argument supporting atheism. 

They are as weak in their faith in their religion of Materialism as so many believers are in Judeo-Christian faith, as evidenced by their silence when questioned.  Yet lie after lie after lie are universally adopted, guiding whole nations and even the world economy into grievous error.  And this is due less to evidence than to silence. 

A classic example is the anthropomorphic global warming hoax.  Not only is global warming not caused by man, but the globe is not even warming.  Yet nearly the whole world believes that it is warming, and that man is causing it. 

These Scientism Pages represent my contribution to stopping it. 



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SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
GESGOEAEOT2 Gradually, Ever So Gradually, Over Eons And Eons Of Time
PEWAG3 Punctuated Equilibrium's Wild Assed Guess
TTRSTF4 Them There Real Scientifical Type Fellers
TTRSPTF5 Them There Real Smart Perfesser Type Fellers
TTRSJTF6 Them There Real Smart Journalistical Type Fellers
SNRTACBT7 Surely No Right Thinking Adult Could Believe Today
STNSEACPB8 Surely Today No Serious, Educated Adult Could Possibly Believe
WDN9 We Don't Know
BMDFP10 Baboons, Mongrel Dogs, Filthy Pigs
HBAACOTE11 Human Beings Are A Cancer On The Earth
ACLU12 Anti-Christian Litigation Union
FLORMPORIF13 Flagrant Liar, Or, Mindless Parrot, Or, Innocent Fool
MEJTML14 Marxist Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
IEJTML15 Islamic Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
MPAV16 Marxist Principles And Values
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TRMITM18 The Reason Man's In This Mess
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Date:  Tue Sep 23 14:27:09 2014
From:  Jeff
Email:   jccole2011@aol.com
Location:  Denver,Co.80004
Comment: 

Thanks Vic,

A great message as usual. I was reminded of a video from Church Militant titled Models of Faith. Two Irish brothers and Priests spoke about how the faith of Ireland was on a lifeline. The laymen know little to nothing about their faith. They can't say the rosary and are taught that confrontation is a big sin. That's a big one!-no arguing allowed-only hugs I suppose. Much of what I notice on Facebook. There are so many denominations and they're hostile to Catholics. Their hope? Wait for Mary's Immaculate Heart to Triumph.              

It was very sad and heartbreaking to listen to. Apathy can cause such great damage.

Vivat Jesus,

Jeff


Date:  Tue Sep 23 2014
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Jeff:

I remember seeing that same video.  I went looking for it and found it; here it is, for those who haven't seen it:

(Click on the image.)

It appears to me that that is the way the whole world is heading, due, more than anything else, to a lack of good Catholic teaching, and a lack of strong Bishops who openly challenge falsehood right out in the open public square. 

I think of Truth as an anchor, holding a small boat still out on a great lake.  Every error or untruth that is either accepted, or just allowed to go by without challenge, is one crank of the winch to lift that anchor a little.  At some point, after enough cranks, the anchor is no longer on the bottom, and the boat is being directed by the random winds and currents on the lake. 

Who has drifted the farthest, so far?  Ireland, or the USA? 

I really can't tell. 

Regards,

Vic


Date:   Sun Nov 23 2014
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

Changes pursuant to changing the website URL and name from 
Thinking Catholic Strategic Center to
Catholic American Thinker.

Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages.  . 

Regards,

Vic


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