Positivism

1. What is prime reality—the really real?
Christian:
-God is the ground of all being
Positivism:
-Rejection of Metaphysics
-Left with whatever we can prove through science

2. What is the nature of external reality, that is, the world around us?
Christian:
-Creation is God's self-expression
-Continues to grow till the end of time
Positivism:
-Unknown for now
-Cannot be God
-Strives to reveal truth of the world through meticulous calculations

4. What happens to a person at death?
Christian:
-We are responsible for our afterlife
-Judgement is passed based on our actions and ability to love
Positivism:
-Nothing after death
-Humans simply decompose

6. How do we know what is right and wrong?
Christian:
-Spiritual dimension includes conscience
-We are drawn to God
-We have free will to accept morality or not
Positivism:

-Irrelevant since it cannot be perfectly proven

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Mr. Spock, the half-human, half-Vulcan scientist of the USS Enterprise, demonstrates his positivist worldview through his levelheaded, logical analysis of every situation he is faced with. He believes only in circumstances that can be brought about by science.

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1. What is prime reality—the really real?
Christian:
-God is the ground of all being
Positivism:
-Rejection of Metaphysics
-Left with whatever we can prove through science

2. What is the nature of external reality, that is, the world around us?
Christian:
-Creation is God's self-expression
-Continues to grow till the end of time
Positivism:
-Unknown for now
-Cannot be God
-Strives to reveal truth of the world through meticulous calculations

4. What happens to a person at death?
Christian:
-We are responsible for our afterlife
-Judgement is passed based on our actions and ability to love
Positivism:
-Nothing after death
-Humans simply decompose

6. How do we know what is right and wrong?
Christian:
-Spiritual dimension includes conscience
-We are drawn to God
-We have free will to accept morality or not
Positivism:
-Irrelevant since it cannot be perfectly proven