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Euclidean reasoning with ideologies: Atheism vs Bible 06-30-2010 04:58 am iamnotaparakeet's Blog
Using the Bible as an ideological framework is just as valid as using atheism in terms of having an axiomatic foundation to work from in the development of subsequent models which posit predictions.
Atheism is used as an ideological framework in this way: the determination of the conclusion. If the conclusion is that there is no God or that God is not allowed to interfere with the universe, then everything must have happened on its own. So, how do you get there from here? With the axiom above, you make postulates and theorems that fit the conclusion. Such as, without God creating life, life must have happened on its own, so abiogenesis, in one form or another must be true.
Using the Bible as an ideological framework is just as valid. Such as at one time there was one ocean and only one continent, implied by Genesis 1:9, "And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." If the waters are in one place, then the land is also in one place. This is an implication which relates to the physical planet which can be, more or less, determined whether it is true or false.