First I will make an assertion about worldviews. The most fundamental aspect of any worldview is whether that worldview does or does not consider that God created the Universe as a given. You either cite God or some version of "It just happened."
"There are still only three options—they always existed (in violation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics); they created themselves (in violation of the First Law of Thermodynamics); or they were created. The laws of thermodynamics still echo the truth from the remotest parts of the created order: “You cannot explain it all without God in the equation!” - Jeff Miller, PhD article in part two
One of the most famous persons of the Old Testament is the man chosen by God to ensure that the first five books of the Bible would be recorded in written form and saved for posterity - Moses. The story of Moses begins in Exodus chapter 2 with his birth and the unusual circumstances by which a Hebrew child could become possibly a heir to the throne of Pharaoh himself introduce us to the first third of his life as Egyptian royalty and then he would be revealed to be a confused man (being Hebrew by birth and Egyptian by rank) who wound up murdering an Egyptian for beating a Jew identified as "one of his brethren" (Exodus 2:11). Fleeing for his very life, Moses became joined to the house of the "priest of Midian" as a result of his kindness to the daughters of that priest by helping them water their flocks, withstanding some shepherds who had bullied them away from the water. Moses was obviously a strong man but one without sure direction who had left the land of his birth and both nations which might have claimed him as their own. It was at this time that he uttered the words that Robert Heinlein would borrow for the title of his most famous novel, "Stranger in a Strange Land."
So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”
Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?”
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’
When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”
She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
Then they said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father—God.”
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and came from God; nor have I come of Myself, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me. Which of you convicts Me of sin? And if I tell the truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears God’s words; therefore you do not hear, because you are not of God.”
- Scientism is the idea that natural science is the most authoritative worldview or aspect of human education, and that it is superior to all other interpretations of life. ...
Another source would say the following (the entire page includes references noted in this excerpt):
Scientism and atheismScientism has generally had a close relationship with atheism, as atheism and Scientism support each other. Followers of Scientism do not believe in God and therefore use atheism as the base of their religion, and atheists use pseudoscience to support their claims, as well as as evidence against God and the Bible.
Scientism and pseudoscienceSince Scientists have an agenda to use "science" to support their denial of God, their techniques usually rely on pseudoscience. For example, the claim to know that God exists, despite the fact that it is technically scientifically impossible to disprove anything (i.e. negative proofs are impossible). Despite this, they continue to deny the existence of God without any real scientific proof.
Science as a religionScientism is the religion of worshiping science as a source of explanations about the universe. It is based on their faith that science will provide answers because Scientists have a declared "objective" point of view.
Believers of Scientism deny the existence of God, and instead worship pseudoscientific methods. They seek to use what they claim to be as "science" to replace God as the source for infinite knowledge, and the foundation of society. Scientists generally think of themselves as being Gods while practicing their scientific rituals, because they think they are coming up with answers. However, they really just pretend that they are God to feel superior to the faithful.
Worshipers of Scientism also believe that science should replace traditional morality, so that they can do whatever they want as long as it is dictated by "science".
Part two will be presented as a completely separate post...