SCI-EN-TISM-IST = Adherent of Scientism (Religion based on Science). Not to be confused with Mary Baker Eddy's CHRISTIAN SCIENCE or L. Ron Hubbard's SCIENTOLOGY.
Scientismists are usually atheists or agnostics. Sometimes they are members of mainstream religious groups, but, they tend to view the religion as being mostly a MORAL foundation, with God and Scriptural stories being symbolic rather than literal. "Cause & Effect" or "Action and Result" are common rules of thumb for the Scientismist. I avoid an action, not for fear of Hell, but to avoid the scientifically proven result of that action.
by The Grapplin' Chaplain August 10, 2006