The two latest blog posts revolved around the two first positions intellectual and scientific materialist elites hold on to: (1) the Denial of God, and (2) the Worship of the God Matter. Today, we will look at the third position, or rather, the third trap unbelievers usually fall into: the Love of Science.
“There are people who can devote treasures of love to ordinary objects. It is difficult to understand this love, which is typical of individuals who have some kind of emotional or affective disorder. It is even more difficult to understand such love in the hearts of people endowed with brilliant minds – geniuses, intellectuals, scientists.
Science is a thing. It is an abstract thing, but it still is a thing, a morally neutral one. So it is hard to understand how a scientist can love such a cold, indifferent, amoral thing. The science-loving scientist can claim that science is worthy of his or her love because, despite being an abstract thing, it does not fail to work wonders and can therefore be loved for its effects.
Even so it is hard to understand, because this thing is also used for evil. For making, for example, a bomb that can kill millions of people; for providing tyrants with the means to subject defenseless people and condemn them to unthinkable suffering and misery; for granting the wicked powerful rich more ways to oppress and exploit the weak and the poor.
Is this love for science rational? Is it wise? Is it sensible?
No, it’s not!
Nevertheless, we should thank God for the unselfish scientists of the past and the present for the progress of science, whose wonderful benefits we are constantly enjoying. We certainly acknowledge the important role these scientists have played. However, we deplore the current pro-atheism movement’s leaders’ absurd pretense of exchanging the faith of the convinced religious for this ridiculous atheistic pride, and the love to God for the love of science.”
- Atheistic Science: The Only Option? (qdvf.wordpress.com)
- Is scientific genius a thing of the past? (arstechnica.com)
- Is the Era of Groundbreaking Science Over? (science.slashdot.org)
- Fundamentalism, Atheism, and Tunnel Vision (brianrushwriter.wordpress.com)
- Fuck-off Atheism (monkeywah.typepad.com)