“How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, follow him.” (1 Kings 18:21)
Although I am a committed Christian, please notice that I am not imposing Christian values onto Leftists; but employing the very standards that they both champion themselves, and demand of their opponents. Even though one of Joe Biden’s best-known slogans is, “Follow the science, man!” his administration contradicts that aim by not merely ignoring the intellectually-required investigation, but also censoring all qualified opponents. Further, they even demand assent from the average citizen that every Leftist lie is true (Isaiah ch. 5), often under threat of severe penalty. For example in public schools, teachers, staff, and students are all obligated to address transgender claimants according to the gender reference of the latter’s choice. One official document indeed states that “Schools can’t force a transgender student to use facilities that don’t match their gender identity,” Yet by so saying, they are forcing every other student to face that very experiences that they decry for themselves. Further, they employ brainwashing by forcing students to affirm as true what they know to be false. How ironic it is then that secularists are offended by voluntary religious teaching even if it cannot be proven to be false while they insist on forcing secularist teaching which can be proven to violate scientific facts.
The denial of truth is not a “victimless crime.” Both Christianity and every other belief system have the very same stake with respect to whether or not truth is honored. In every case, in the absence of truth, it is impossible to persuade others of their credibility of any position. Indeed there is no other measuring stick of any kind that can effectively discern what is valid in any possible context. The whole-sale suppression or distortion of truth can only then benefit the tyrants who impose their agendas; but never the “masses” who are instead forced to endure the messes brought about by the former.
What then about the Judeo-Christian belief system? It is on the one hand popularly held that religious faith is the antithesis (opposite) of credible scientific discoveries that can be measured. Yet that prejudicial view is easily rebutted. The reality that the Bible embraces the concept of truth according to the classical definition can be established by five prongs. Firstly, Scripture employs the terms “truth,” “deceit,” “truly,” “truly, truly,” “false” and its cognates, “testimony,” and “witness” just short of a thousand times (984X), fairly evenly across both Testaments. Apart from miracle claims and disputes over literal/figurative interpretations, no defiance of logic is to be found. Secondly, the char-acter of God is univocally described as both the very embodiment of rational truth, and the instiller of rationality and consequently, truth. Thirdly, Romans 1:18-21 declares it wickedness to suppress the witness of nature (in this case, specifically as it indicates the existence of a Creator—Psalm 19:1). Indeed, the Bible, as a matter of principle, takes our obedience to factual truth and rational thinking very seriously. Fourthly, Jesus equally calls us to draw conclusions from the facts of both history and nature (Matthew 11:2-6, John 3:12; 14:11; and 18:37). Fifthly, the Bible in actual practice appeals to the fact of coherence between biblical pronouncements and the phenomena that they describe.
The Bible discourages irrational mysticism by warning that it is unbelief that leads to chaos (Rom. 1:18f).
 See my blog posting, “Mark Zuckerberg has Neither Competence, Nor Standing, to Censor Anything,” (01/18/2021) at Op.cit (10).
 Philosopher of Science professor, Dr. John C. Lennox argues that there are aspects of absolutely vital knowledge that scientists cannot possibly answer concerning existence itself, mathematical correspondence to physical laws, purpose, morality, etc. He further employs his “Aunt Matilda’s Cake” analogy which argues that the fact that she loves baking equally accounts for the presence of a cake on the table as does a good recipe. See God’s Undertaker. (Lion, 2009), pp.207,8. ** See also my paper, “Scientism is Not Science,” at Op.cit. (11).
 James Strong. The New Strong’s Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. (Thomas Nelson, 2001). Main concordance, p. 1.
 William Shedd writes, “When God creates a rational being, he makes him after his own image... All finite reason must resemble the infinite reason in kind. When God creates a rational spirit, he must, from the nature of the case, make it after his own likeness and after no other pattern [in nature.]” Alan Gomez, ed. William Shedd. Dogmatic Theology. 3rd ed. (P&R Publishing, 2003), pp. 61.
 Shedd quotes Leibnitz, “The laws of motion…are a wonderful proof of the existence of an intelligent and free being.” Ibid, p. 59.
 See my paper, “The Pervasive Employment of Apologetics in the Bible” at Op.cit. (11).