Do you believe in American history?
The Revolutionary War, George Washington, the Constitution, the institution of slavery, Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, Reconstruction, The Nadir of Segregation, the Progressive Movement, World War 1, the Jazz Age, Depression, Franklin D Roosevelt, New Deal, WW 2, Post War etc.
All of these facts are not empirical in terms of science, but they are all real and all true. They involve real people who must make real decisions that effect real people. To say that history and our role in history are not real, just because your view of what is real is limited to scientific is insane.
What I said was all people see the same thing, but they see them differently because they choose to see them in different lights. If you don’t know the difference between God and leprechauns, then I feel sorry for you. If you don’t have a good idea about the difference between right and wrong, I feel sorry for you.
The idea behind the Church is not to impose a specific view on everyone, but for people to work together to work out their own salvation by helping others. While there may not be empirical ways to measure the spiritual, there is an objective way to measure the spiritual and that is by Love. There is also an objective way to determine the rational and that is by Truth, even though there is no objective measurement.
Science is knowledge, but knowledge is useless unless it is used. It can be worse than useless if used for the wrong purpose. Since science does not tell us what is good and evil, right and wrong, so where does that leave us?