Science can be, and in the hands of some, is just as ‘fundamentalist’ as any Christian Fundamentalist could dream of being. So why aren’t it’s assumptions questioned? And why do some pretend that if they are questioned, the holy altar has been defiled? Isn’t blind faith in science just as heinous as blind faith in ‘belief’?
Science has exalted itself to supreme judge and adjudicator of all truth. But like all self-appointed judges and adjudicators, it simply is a tyrant who will not broach its authority being challenged.
Those chanting ‘all hale science’ are as absurd as those chanting ‘all hale the KJV’. Both tribes are blind guides of the blind. They are grovelling sycophants. Nothing less. Nothing more.
Luther was completely correct to maintain that reason separated from faith is little more than a whore. Not because Luther was anti-reason or anti-intellectual. Quite the contrary (in spite of what the rabid agnostics would pretend to believe)- Luther opposed the ‘lordship’ of ‘reason’ just as he opposed the ‘lordship’ of anything that would pretend to replace God.
“Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God.”
And make no mistake, ‘science’ (whatever that is), is an idol for many. Even for those, and especially for those, who insist that there is no God.