There is no need to address the main topic of thispost, because I did so here with my last post. However, when I came across this I had to pause:
“…or that god forms us in “His” image, (take note, females!), but we have to make do without such tales when we learn more about how things actually work.”
First of all, this statement alone as to the, “how things actually work” proves the very point that scientism is reductionist. The implication is that once we have reduced the physical down to “how it works” we can dismiss any other meaning or knowledge as to that same physical object whatever it might be, human or otherwise. It further misses the point that Christianity isn’t commenting on how things “actually” work but on what they “actually” mean. Scientism is simply a secular fundamentalist response to religous fundamentalism. It is two people with the same mind-set and sensibility talking pass each other and nothing more. It has nothing to say to orthodox Christianity.
And the comment about “His” and women. Anyone familiar with the Hebrew language and Christian theology would of course know how inaccurate the comment is (see here). But even that wasn’t what really struck me. It was the “noble” attempt to alert the women of what they “should” take note of here, you know, in case they missed it. As if these things haven’t been talked and written about for centuries.
And this blog post addresses, I think, the same undercurrent present in the “gallant” comment noted above.