Wolfgang’s Weekly

24 November 2021

What needs to be grasped is that scientism is itself a kind of religion, which as we have seen, can in fact be identified as the counter-religion to Christianity. And this recognition, I say, proves to be the key to the understanding of the crisis presently playing out before our eyes. It must not be thought, however, that the problem is simply a matter of “ideology” in the current sense of “values” as distinguished from “facts.” To think thus is to have already succumbed to the counter-religion! It is to forget that the current dichotomy of “facts versus values” is itself part of the neo-Gnostic strategy, giving its pundits free reign to parade all kinds of anti-Christian myths as truths of “science,” which is supposedly “value-free” and consequently “objective.”

—Excerpt from The Vertical Ascent