So says Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, perhaps America’s most famous scientist. Dr. Tyson is a smart man, much smarter than I am, so with a lot of trepidation I suggest a more general statement.
Truth is true even if you don’t believe it.
I like science. I’m a bit of science guy. I turn to science when I want to discover truth about the physical, observable world.
However, I believe with all my heart in a world beyond what I can see.
I have good friends, people I dearly love, who’ll accept no evidence that can’t be verified by the scientific method. Of course they cannot prove the non-existence of the world in which I believe. It exists beyond the realm of their only tool.
Scientism is a belief system which assumes the scientific method as the only valid method of discovering truth, though no external evidence proves this assumption.
I follow Jesus by faith. While ample evidence exists to support my belief, it’s not the sort of evidence that would convince my science-only friends. That’s okay…we live by faith, not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).
In a few weeks, FRONT RANGE FREEDOM TOUR will spend a few days cranking bikes from Cheyenne to Raton Pass. We’ll ride our bikes, but it’s not a bike ride. We don’t believe we can accomplish anything on our own, so we’ll trust God to use our efforts to change the world.
If we’re wrong, as Paul write in 1 Corinthians 15, then “we are of all people most to be pitied.” But we’re not worried.
The bible claims to be truth, but it’s honest. Jesus said, “Follow me,” and didn’t provide a roadmap. At some point, you believe or you don’t.
Either way, truth is true.
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