Math is the Language of Faith

Then the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which they had built, and he said, “Now then, these are all one people and they speak one language; this is just the beginning of what they are going to do. Soon they will be able to do anything they want! Let us go down and mix up their language so that they will not understand each other.” So the Lord scattered them all over the earth, and they stopped building the city. The city was called Babylon, because there the Lord mixed up the language of all the people, and from there he scattered them all over the earth.

(Genesis 11:5-9) Good News Translation

The story of Babylon (Babel) shows us that having a universal language is dangerous. It gives us the power to do things which would be otherwise impossible. Guess what? Math is a universal language. Go figure.

There are times when math is used to express empirical observations, like the weight of something, in which case it can be related to the measured weights of everything else. This is practical and it allows us to develop engineering, experimental physics and technology like the iPhone. This is science.

We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

There are other times when math is used to relate concepts to one another. Each concept is designated by a numeral. This allows exploration of the realm of speculation, but, if the concepts were derived within a paradigm which is a denial of the truth, then the result is fiction. You think it’s science, it’s not, it’s mainstream science (SciPop).

Math is imaginary, it only exists in your mind when you have faith that numerals represent concepts.

– Math, definition

Math can be used to prove anything – so long as you have faith in the imaginary concepts that the symbols represent, and the imaginary relationships that are theorized. An example would be a hollow sphere shell of uniform areal mass density. It can’t be seen. There’s no evidence for such a thing. Nothing like that actually exists. You have to imagine that it exists before your math can work. That’s belief without evidence – algebra.

Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.

– Faith, definition

  • IF faith is believing in something that you can’t see,
    • AND math requires believing in things that can’t be seen,
  • THEN math = faith.

We previously deduced that theory is the scientific word for faith, now we’ve deduced that math is the language of faith. Math presents a real danger to the knowledge of truth because people, by and large, don’t understand it. A prevailing belief is that math doesn’t lie. That may be technically true, but math may be used to tell a lie. Math may be used to rationalize anything at all and people, by and large, will believe it because they have faith that the person who’s responsible for it can be trusted. The problem is, what if the person who developed the math is an elite atheist intellectual who hates God?

We’re not just talking about an isolated situation where math is used to solve a problem. We’re talking about the broad fabric of math as a tool for the expression of concepts. The devil isn’t in the details, the devil is in the breadth and scope of the discipline. Newton supposedly used math to “strain the sacred writings” and show that the cosmological system described by the Bible is mathematically impossible. Except that he didn’t, he was just better at math than you which is why you believe him.

Consider the fulfillment of prophecy, like the stars falling to Earth in Isaiah, if this has been shown to be mathematically impossible who are you to believe? Isaiah or math?


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