Scientism is the promotion of the belief that science alone can produce truth about the world and reality. It promotes the worship of science as a god.
O Timothy, guard the deposit! Turn away from the godless, empty chatter and inconsistencies of what is falsely called 'science' - by professing it some have erred concerning the Faith. The Grace be with you. Amen. Grace be with you. Amen.
- 1 Timothy 6:20,21 SCS
Scientism is exclusively man-centered. It is all about what man can achieve through his knowledge and skills. It associates itself with empirical science in order to gain credibility, but it uses pseudo-science to trick adherents into believing something that is false.
It is actually a cult, because knowledge is so complex and often described in special technical jargon that most common people require an oracle or priest to interpret or explain it. To understand the god of science today, a person must inquire of a priest of science, and he must decide to take the priest's teachings by faith, even if there is empirical evidence to the contrary.
Furthermore, only authorized people can become oracles or priests of the god of science after undergoing much indoctrination and testing. They must be able to demonstrate that they are capable of repeating the basic tenets of scientism and that they regularly avoid mentioning the Bible as a source of authority for truth. If they meet these requirements, they will be rewarded handsomely, but if they deviate from these, they will be punished or banished. Thus, Christians who desire to be priests of science must compartmentalize their lives so as to not offend the god of science. They worship science at work so as to receive their pay and status, but they are free to worship Jesus Christ outside of work, as long as they do not go against any scientism tenets at any time.