Evalutation Christianity / Science ; a myspace repost

I purpose this as a way to get at the core of these, or any belief system.
This is a three part tool to evaluate belief
systems. It is not the only way to do it, nor the best way...but a
better evaluation tool would include these categories and others...

1. Assumptions / Beliefs / Dogmas
2. Relationship to Evidence
3. Methodologies

Christianity verses Science

Assumptions of Christianity:
Triune Dogma of God,
Triune Dogma of the Bible,
Punishment / Reward in the Afterlife...

God is an Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent entity.
God's revelation to man is the Bible;
the Bible is Inspired, Infallible, and Inerrant.
Inspired or God Breathed means that God is the True Author, not the individual authors...
Infallible, without fallacies, means that the Bible does not self contradict.
Inerrant, without error, means that no Real External Fact exists that is contrary to the Bible.
These assumptions create a theology of Perfection vise vi the Bible.
These are also Articles of Faith: they are necessary to be a True Christian.

Assumptions of Science: Naturalist Causes of Phenomenon...
Ask any question pertaining to how something happens and there will be
a non-supernatural / non-magical answer. This is not the same thing as Atheism, nor does Science say "there is no god, gods, goddesses, but we can not test for such things scientifically."
Naturalism vs Supernaturalism: Why does it rain?
Either the cycle of evaporation / condensation / precipitation is at work or
"after I wash my car it rains."
Science (modern) includes Naturalism by definition.

The consequence of a perfect Bible is that "evidence rightly understood will always conform to the Bible."
*** Christianity: Dogma Trumps Evidence


Science is fluid, always in flux, not static. Science is based on evidence.
The so called flaw is that it is "only opinion", which is semi-correct: Science is not dogmatic.
*** Science: Evidence Trumps Dogma

Methodologies
Christianity - Apologetics (Sophist-ism) / Evangelism; Word Play / Deception

Science - "Scientific Method" (including Transparent Research, Publication, Peer Review)

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Comment by j on February 1, 2009 at 10:15pm
What I'm wanting to do is to find the "difference between the perception of reality and actual reality."


I am wondering { Reality Activist }, do you think Science is a type of "belief system?"
Comment by Reality Activist on January 29, 2009 at 8:25am
By their very nature, beliefs are irrational. Why waste time analyzing them? It just causes conflicts with believers. The fact is that we have developed a mindset that supports beliefs. As Humans, we started with understanding very little so we created beliefs. Through the ages, beliefs have been the backbone of our languages and behavior. If we are to evolve (adjust to our environment with prosperity), we have to recognize this and let go of all beliefs. Until we all accept that there is a difference between the perception of reality and actual reality, then we will continue to not use our critical thinking skills to their full potential.

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