I purpose this as a way to get at the core of these, or any belief system.
This is a three part tool to evaluate belief
systems. It is not the only way to do it, nor the best way...but a
better evaluation tool would include these categories and others...
1. Assumptions / Beliefs / Dogmas
2. Relationship to Evidence
Christianity verses Science
Assumptions of Christianity:
Triune Dogma of God,
Triune Dogma of the Bible,
Punishment / Reward in the Afterlife...
God is an Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent entity.
God's revelation to man is the Bible;
the Bible is Inspired, Infallible, and Inerrant.
Inspired or God Breathed means that God is the True Author, not the individual authors...
Infallible, without fallacies, means that the Bible does not self contradict.
Inerrant, without error, means that no Real External Fact exists that is contrary to the Bible.
These assumptions create a theology of Perfection vise vi the Bible.
These are also Articles of Faith: they are necessary to be a True Christian.
Assumptions of Science: Naturalist Causes of Phenomenon...
Ask any question pertaining to how something happens and there will be
a non-supernatural / non-magical answer. This is not the same thing as Atheism, nor does Science say "there is no god, gods, goddesses, but we can not test for such things scientifically."
Naturalism vs Supernaturalism: Why does it rain?
Either the cycle of evaporation / condensation / precipitation is at work or
"after I wash my car it rains."
Science (modern) includes Naturalism by definition.
The consequence of a perfect Bible is that "evidence rightly understood will always conform to the Bible."
*** Christianity: Dogma Trumps Evidence
Science is fluid, always in flux, not static. Science is based on evidence.
The so called flaw is that it is "only opinion", which is semi-correct: Science is not dogmatic.
*** Science: Evidence Trumps Dogma
Christianity - Apologetics (Sophist-ism) / Evangelism; Word Play / Deception
Science - "Scientific Method" (including Transparent Research, Publication, Peer Review)