Scientism Big Story. While the general
Warrior’s Quest characteristics of the Biblical Abrahamic tradition
are familiar to many, those of the Scientism and Secular Big Stories
are not as readily apparent or acknowledged.
Both Scientism and Secularism are, historically, relatively
new Big Stories. Since both also reject the Abrahamic’s
way of creatively imagining, that is, telling mythic stories—such
as a god creating the world in seven days—many Scientismists and
Secularists do not observe and/or acknowledge
their connections with the Abrahamic tradition.
In brief, while a Scientismist, for example, may reject
the imagery and language of a story, e.g., the Rib, he may continue
to express the vision and values that underlie that story.
Earthfolk see Scientism and Secularism as pathways on a mobius
strip—where a twist in the strip makes present pathways
that seem separate but are actually still part of the
What concerns Earthfolk is the role
each of the three Big Stories played in the
development of the atomic bomb.
If one Big Story had actively opposed
the development of the bomb,
then there might be some cause to consider
that it was independent of the others. But,
historically, that did not
As essentially Western culture's
Big Stories, Scientism and Secularism evolved out of the Abrahamic.
Yet there is an ongoing debate about their exact definitions.