The Religion of Scientism and Slavs
Point 15 in Zuby’s “20 Things I Learned or Had Confirmed from the Pandemic” would’ve greatly appealed to August Comte, who hoped that science would become a religion (literally).
Zuby’s Point 15:
‘The Science’ has evolved into a secular pseudo-religion for millions of people in the West. This religion has little to do with science itself.
The founder of sociology, August Comte (according to Henri de Lubac), saw society evolving from the primitive religion of fetishism to the advanced religion of scientism. He literally believed in “social physics” (which he later called “sociology”), as a type of science that could figure out how to run society as well as math can add numbers. The scientists who would do this for us would be revered and become our new clergy.
“Social physics would be ‘as positive as any other science based on observation,’ as scientific as celestial, terrestrial, vegetable or animal ologies. Thus the scientists will soon have gained ‘all the territory successively lost by the clergy’ and they will constitute ‘a new spiritual power.’”Henri de Lubac (quoting Comte), The Drama of Atheist Humanism (Ignatius, 140).
The parallels of the religion of Scientism with other religions are striking. Below are six parallels between the Scientistic (a member of the Church of Scientism) and the Theist (a believer and church-goer):
1. The certitude of faith. The average Theist can’t … Read the rest