Petros has been posting to SeekFind.net for decades. He now blogs on RealReality.org. He is writing several books on reason and logic.Since he was a young child, Petros has been concerned with truth. He has questioned how we can know. At a very young age, Petros asked his father, “How do we know that we are right and everyone else is wrong?” He has asked many of his mentors, “How can we know which decision should be made? How can we tell which choice to make?” All through life, this has been the question.
Since he was a young child, Petros has been concerned with truth. He has questioned how we can know. At a very young age, Petros asked his father, “How do we know that we are right and everyone else is wrong?” He has asked many of his mentors, “How can we know which decision should be made? How can we tell which choice to make?” All through life, this has been the question.
In the late 1960s, Petros was confronted with Atheism and molecules-to-man evolution, both of which were taught as if they were fact. Petros remembers being surprised and wondering about the “scientific evidence” that was being claimed. When discussing this with other students, one student made a deep impression on Petros by saying, “You know that all science is based on assumptions.” Later, Petros was to learn about the so-called “axioms of science,” naturalism, materialism, and uniformitarianism, and that, if you take away these assumptions, there is no case for molecules-to-man evolution, the big bang, or billions of years. He later learned that denial of God is a logical fallacy as well.
It was sometime after this that Petros found out about the Holy Spirit and had a wonderful encounter, and experience he hadn’t known previously. His mind was enlightened. The Bible, which had been a relatively boring book, came alive. Revelation came popping off the pages. He could hardly set the Book down. God began to reveal the power, authority, and structure of the Church. God showed Petros the same truth through Creation, the Bible, and through a couple of devout Christian neighbors, one truth after another.
In the 1970s, God showed Petros about the error of human thinking, particularly, Petros’ thinking. God showed Petros, through several means, that his thoughts were based on nothing. Nothing supported them.
About that time, Petros met a Creation scientist. The Creation scientist told him never to be afraid to ask evolutionists why they believe what they believe. He said that they would never be able to provide any real evidence. This Creation scientist told Petros that he may have to ask some probing questions, but evolutionists would always base their beliefs on faith in a book, in a teacher, in what someone else wrote, in stories, or in assumptions. Petros has tested that through a lifetime and found that evolutionists have confidence in books, people, assumptions or something else that is untrustworthy. They cannot show any real evidence for their beliefs.
Petros studied Total Quality Management as was impressed with what is called “the power of paradigms.” He studied communications theory and noticed that what is labeled “filters” is very much related to paradigms. Another related term is “worldview.” He discovered the power of presuppositions and presuppositional phrases when studying and realizing the possible misuse of Neuro Linguistic Programming. All of these are related to confirmation bias, a particular form of circular reasoning.
Petros has been influenced by the work of Jason Lisle, who showed that, unless we know that the Bible is true, there is no way that we can know anything about anything. Petros is still concerned with truth rather than being concerned with proving that he is right or that someone else is wrong. He is learning to discern the leading of the Holy Spirit and to respond in submission.