Does the Naturalist Worldview limit the expansion of knowledge?
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Dave: Naturalists will suggest that it’s foolish to invoke God while studying.
Jeff: They argue that bringing up God would limit their ability to understand the natural world.
Dave: But allowing for the possibility of a cosmic designer doesn’t actually limit anything!
Jeff: In fact, eliminating God as a possible cause of the Universe unnecessarily rules out a possible answer.
Dave: If we are on an archeological dig and discover a rock in the shape of an arrowhead – what do we say?
Jeff: We say, “Wow, who made this? Why? How did they create it? Who were they?”
Dave: But, if we are naturalistic archeologists we’d say, “Let’s give this rock to a geologist.”
Jeff: But wait – isn’t that rock clearly man-made?
Dave: “Well”, they’d say, “We can’t allow for that possibility. If we suggest that a being created this, it will limit our ability to study it. We must figure out why it’s in this shape.”
Jeff: But, what if it’s in that shape because someone made it that way?
Dave: That’s the problem. Naturalism can never find the truth, if the truth is God.
Jeff: They rule him out automatically.