Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Skeptripe #7: "Theory"

Welcome back to "Skeptripe," where I expose words and phrases used by so-called "Skeptics" and Athiests that are overused, misused, or just plain stupid.

"Theory" is one of those words that "Skeptics" just love to redefine. I mean, we all know what "theory" means. Like all words, its meaning was written by God on our hearts at Babel thousands of years ago; God doesn't change and neither do His definitions. When I say "I have a theory about what "Way of the Master" will be about this week," it doesn't mean "I did years of experiments and found fossils and lied and faked a bunch of things" like "Skeptics" want you to think it does. It means "I'm totally guessing, and this is pure speculation." It's not something I pretend to be sure of; if I watch WOTM and it's nothing like my theory, then I'm going to shrug and say "well, it was just a theory."

Contrast that with the kind of certainty you feel when reading the Bible or listening to a sermon or hearing the Voice of the Holy Spirit. You know that those things are true, because you feel it in your heart. When you make up a theory about what's going to be on your favorite TV show or which car is going to win the Nascar race, you don't have that knowledge in your heart, you just have a guess in your head, and you know it could be totally wrong.

Well, Athiest Big Scienceists and "Skeptics" don't believe in the Bible or the Holy Spirit, so they never get to feel that from-the-heart certainty. All they have is their head-guesses--their "theories"--so they have to pretend that those theories are more than just pure speculation. When you call them on it, on redefining the word "theory," they always get so upset--and why not? You're trying to take away the only thing they have left, this pretend certainty that they try to have in place of real Godly confidence. You really have to pity a mind so fragile that it would cling to such a flimsy delusion instead of looking at the real world.

In any case, don't pull any punches. If you take away the security blanket they hide under, exposing them to the full and awesome glory of Almighty God and his Absolute Truth, maybe they'll actually see the light.

Or maybe, like all such things, they'll hiss and skitter back into the darkness. But you have to try; it's your God-given duty.

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