Subject to PCD limits, The Ultimate Context assumes nothing and tests everything.
Together with Bertrand Russell, as expounded in his History of Western Philosophy, I do not believe in a blind faith and am ‘prepared to examine all preconceptions’.
In The Ultimate Context setting, faith is a scientific tool: an assumption of what is being expected Hb11:1 in an empirical experiment. After all, it was Christian faith, with its notions of an ‘intelligible world’, that laid the groundwork for the modern scientific thought.
Personally, my Christian faith, not only enables me to experimentally test God Rm1:28 and experientialy taste and see that Yahweh is good Ps34:8, it also invites me to do so on a progressively accumulated, knowledge-based platform.
NO WITNESS ASSUMPTION
A Fork on the Scientific Research Road
From an atheistic perspective, when it comes to what one tests, a fork on the Scientific Research Road appears. As a forensic officer will readily testify, though primarily relying on own investigation, the evidence of a witness is not rejected.
An example of the awareness of the existence of such a fork in the scientific community is the S.E.T.I (Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence) project. And rightly so, for if some more intelligent Entity, whether evolved or uncreated, does exist and has witnessed the events of the last thirteen or so billion years, why not subject its evidence—if available!???—to a test?
Clearly, it is not an either/or proposition.
Therefore, unlike some in the scientific community, The Ultimate Context does not outright dismiss potential witness evidence. For us, it is not a matter of a blind faith that no witnesses were present. Rather, it is an invitation to subject all PCD propositions to reason and evidence.
So, I plead for freedom to traverse PCD without labels attached, either from Christian or non-Christian communities.
TESTING THE CREATOR TESTIMONY
The Bible Gauntlet
However, in the Bible we are invited to consider and test a specific type of witness evidence: the Creator Rm1:25 testimony.
While gladly welcoming any research based on the assumption that no-one observed human history thus far, The Ultimate Context is primarily a Bertrand Russell test Rm1:28 for the potential testimony of the Author of God’s creation Rv3:14 AMP.
Thus says the El, Yahweh Elohim, Creator of the heavens, Who stretched them out, Who stamped the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people upon it, and spirit to those going in it … Is42:5
Former of light and Creator of darkness, Maker of good and Creator of evil. I, Yahweh Elohim, made all of these things. Is45:7