“What the heart loves, the will chooses, and the mind justifies.” -Ashley Null’s description of Thomas Cranmer’s view of anthropology (not a direct quote from Cranmer though).
Os Guinness, The Case for Civility, pg. 12
The idea that there may be a link between secularist emoting and the collapse of secularization theory illustrates a point about the human heart. “What the heart wants, the mind rationalizes, and the will chooses” At root, the reason we believe what we do may not be the result of calm and cool reflection, but a preference in the heart. Taking away our reasoning does not change the fact that the heart wants what it wants. If you want secularism to be true, even when it is scientifically discredited, you will still hold to it.
This is why Reformed apologetics has argued that the biggest conflict in apologetics is spiritual, not intellectual. It’s also why Jesus said, “You must be born again to see the kingdom of God.”