What’s Your Worldview? by: Jonathan Morrow

What’s Your Worldview?

Cabbages and puppies don’t think about this stuff…but people do. Reflecting on the big questions in life is part of what makes us human. Everyone Has A Worldview…What’s Yours?

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Explore the Christian Worldview

The most important reason to believe anything is because you actually think it is true. When you begin to explore and test worldviews, you will see that some are stronger than others. Here are some resources and experiences that can help you explore the biggest questions in life.

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Examining Sasha and Sam’s Worldview Conversation

NARRATOR: THIS IS SASHA. THIS IS SAM. WHEN THEY FIRST MET, IT WAS JUST SMALL TALK ABOUT WHERE TO FIND THE BEST COFFEE, THE NEW HIGH-TOPS SHE JUST BOUGHT, A BOOK OF POETRY HE FOUND AT A USED BOOK STORE, A NEW LOCAL BAND SHE DISCOVERED JUST LAST WEEKEND, A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE MOVIE HE SAW LAST NIGHT WITH SOME FRIENDS FROM HIS MARTIAL ARTS CLASS, HER HOMEMADE SCREEN PRINT T-SHIRT, AND HIS FAVORITE CHINESE RESTAURANT - WHICH MADE THEM BOTH HUNGRY SO THEY GOT TWO ORDERS OF MANDARIN CHICKEN WITH BROWN RICE, AND THEN … SAM OPENED HIS FORTUNE COOKIE… “LIFE’S JOURNEY ENDS WITH A NEW BEGINNING”

SAM: “WHOA, THAT’S DEEP. BUT IN THE REAL WORLD, LIFE’S JOURNEY ENDS WITH AN ENDING. WHEN YOU DIE, YOU’RE DONE.”

SASHA: “WELL, YES, YOUR BODY NO LONGER WORKS, BUT YOUR SOUL CONTINUES TO EXIST, DON’T YOU THINK?”

SAM: “YOUR SOUL? NO. I DON’T BELIEVE IN GHOSTS. WE’RE PHYSICAL CREATURES. MATERIAL OBJECTS. JUST A COLLECTION OF HIGHLY ORGANIZED ATOMS. WHEN YOUR BRAIN FLATLINES, THAT’S IT. GAME OVER.”

SASHA: “SO YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER DEATH?”

SAM: “NO. I MEAN – IT’S A COMFORTING THOUGHT, BUT THERE’S JUST NO SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR IT. I’D RATHER FACE THE REAL WORLD, THAN BELIEVE IN A FAIRY TALE.”

SASHA: “YEAH, I AGREE WITH YOU SAM - IT’S BEST TO FACE REALITY. BUT IT MAY BE THAT LIFE AFTER DEATH IS REALITY. I MEAN, THINK ABOUT IT - IF LIFE JUST ENDS AT DEATH THEN EVERYTHING WE DO OR SAY COMES TO NOTHING! WHAT MEANING OR PURPOSE CAN OUR LIVES POSSIBLY HAVE?”

SAM: “WELL, I GUESS MY LIFE HAS WHATEVER MEANING I CHOOSE TO GIVE IT. I PERSONALLY BELIEVE IN TRUTH, BEAUTY, SCIENCE, MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE, SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, AND, Y’KNOW … TOLERANCE.”

SASHA: “YES, THAT’S ALL WELL AND GOOD - BUT WHAT DOES ALL THAT MATTER IF IT ENDS IN NOTHINGNESS? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT GOD?”

SAM: “WHICH GOD? THERE ARE MILLIONS OF GODS.”

SASHA: “THE GOD THAT’S IN THE BIBLE.”

SAM: “IT’S BEEN PROVEN THAT THE BIBLE IS JUST A BUNCH OF MYTHOLOGY WRITTEN BY ANCIENT DESERT NOMADS. BUT, Y’KNOW, IF FAITH IN GOD MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD, I WON’T ARGUE WITH THAT. BUT I, PERSONALLY, PREFER MORE OF A RATIONAL, OPEN-MINDED APPROACH TO LIFE. HERE’S WHAT I BELIEVE, SASHA: YOU SHOULDN’T THINK ANYTHING IS TRUE, UNLESS IT’S BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN.

SASHA: “BUT HAS THAT BELIEF ITSELF BEEN SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN?”

SAM: “UM…”

SASHA: “SAM, YOU AND I LOOK AT LIFE VERY DIFFERENTLY.”

SAM: “YEAH. IT’S CRAZY - IT’S LIKE WE’RE FROM DIFFERENT WORLDS!”

NARRATOR: NOT DIFFERENT WORLDS … DIFFERENT WORLDVIEWS … A WORLDVIEW IS THE SET OF LENSES THROUGH WHICH YOU SEE THE WORLD AROUND YOU. IT’S A WEB OF HABIT-FORMING BELIEFS THAT HELPS YOU MAKE SENSE OF ALL YOUR EXPERIENCES. THROUGH YOUR WORLDVIEW, YOU INTERPRET LIFE IN A PARTICULAR WAY - IT AFFECTS HOW YOU THINK, HOW YOU FEEL, AND HOW YOU LIVE FROM DAY TO DAY. TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR WORLDVIEW IS, THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT THE BIG QUESTIONS OF LIFE … DOES GOD EXIST? HOW DID EVERYTHING BEGIN? WHO AM I? WHY AM I HERE? AM I LIVING A GOOD LIFE? WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I DIE? CABBAGES AND PUPPIES DON’T THINK ABOUT THIS STUFF. BUT PEOPLE DO. REFLECTING ON THESE QUESTIONS IS PART OF WHAT MAKES US HUMAN. IN FACT, EVERY ONE OF US HAS A WORLDVIEW. WHAT’S YOURS?