Secularists, that’s most of secular and especially modern Western society have been trained to revere, in fact to actually reverence the word ‘science’.
At the same time we’ve been trained to disdain the word ‘supernatural’. The result is a mental wall of separation between the what is seen as ‘natural’ and anything seen as ‘supernatural’.
Natural: existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.
Supernatural definition, of, relating to, or being above or beyond what is natural; unexplainable by natural law or phenomena; abnormal.
Full Definition of SUPERNATURAL. 1. : of or relating to an order of existence beyond the visible observable universe; especially : of or relating to God or a god, demigod, spirit, or devil. a : departing from what is usual or normal especially so as to appear to transcend the laws of nature.
Of or relating to existence outside the natural world. 2. Attributed to a power that seems to violate or go beyond natural forces.
In a true sense, as it relates to the origin of the universe and life, something being ‘natural’ only means that we humans found it as existing already before we got here or it comes from things that existed before we arrived.
Consider this BiteByte:
- What is the ‘scientific community’ defines as supernatural at any given time is largely a function of what men can explain and have enough knowledge of to consider it “natural” or “explainable”.
- “Any separation between the natural and supernatural could primarily a separation of PERCEPTION and KNOWLEDGE, not necessarily a separation of reality and fantasy”.
And Elisha prayed, “Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
‘It is often said that science must avoid any conclusions which smack of the supernatural. But this seems to me to be both bad logic and bad science. Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted. Rather, it is an effort to make true statements about physical reality.’
Michael J. Behe, associate professor, department of biological sciences, Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, Molecular Machines: Experimental Support for the Design Inference—a paper presented in the summer of 1994 at the meeting of the C.S. Lewis Society, Cambridge University, England.