Modern Western Science is an enterprise that was heavily motivated and influenced by Christian thinkers at the time of its birth. However, the initial success of science soon led to scientism where nonbelievers and even many naive Christians tried to explain everything, material as well as immaterial, by physical sciences and physical sciences alone.
The present day conflict between creation-evolution is a good manifestation of this conflict between evidence-based-faith and scientism. While evidence-based-faith approaches the world of knowledge based on the premise that there is plenty of evidence for the hand of God in the Universe, scientism starts by negating the non physical. Thus even if evidence were presented, they would not accept it because such evidence does not exist for them by their first principles.
During my schooldays I acted in a major drama (3 hours long) in which the King tries to solve the complex problems of his kingdom with the help of a mostly sycophant council of ministers. On being reported to him that thousands of people have been dying in his kingdom due to hunger, he solved the problem in a moment.
The king redefined hunger, so that in his kingdom huger was now an abstract desire. Since there was no dearth of abstract concepts to feed abstract desires, there was no longer any hunger-deaths in his kingdom he claimed. People kept on dying, but the definition reduced that to a non event. The same is what we see today. A number of non believers who debate Christians, including many who offer generous amounts of time to read and attack the apologetic articles on this blog, show the same approach to solving problems they do not like to face.
An attempt to obliterate the truth by redefining it is fine in drama and fiction, and it makes good reading, but such an approach leads to serious damages and hurts in the real world. When spiritual truths are denied using this approach, the result is eternal destruction.