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Friday, November 30, 2012
Just Another Idol
Scientism - or what Austin L. Hughes calls the "latest superstition" - is simply another way of exchanging the glory of the immortal God for created things. Scientism is the belief that all real knowledge is 'scientific' knowledge, i.e. that which is observable and measurable. As we have learned from 1 Corinthians 8-10, this is one of the idols that we must flee, both for our brother's sake and for our own sakes.
Here is an interesting little video which discusses C. S. Lewis' insight into parallels between magic and modern science.