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Understanding how your world view affects every aspect of your life.
• A world view is a systematic understanding of reality.
• Your world view is the starting point for your understanding and interpretation of
reality, as well as your understanding of right and wrong, morality, ethics, and whether
there is meaning in life.
• Everybody has a world view whether they realize it or not.
• It is critical to understand both your world view as well as the concept of world views
in order for you to make any sense out of life.
• All world views must answer certain basic questions:
All world views must answer these questions in a way that:
• Corresponds to reality (external).
• Is logically consistent (internal) .
• Has relevance to real-life.
• In America, most people are not aware of these issues, and do not understand the
consequences of ideas and beliefs.
• World views are generally based more in philosophy than in science.
• Frequently, philosophies are intermixed with science and pseudoscience.
• Without critical thought and analysis, it is almost impossible to discern the Truth.
• In America, it is generally assumed that all world views are equally valid, and cannot
be evaluated using any logic or reason.
• In America, people have a right to choose their philosophies, and institutions do not
have a right to dictate philosophy.
• After this class, you will know that world views have several important questions to
answered, and that they can be evaluated to a large extent using reason and critical
thinking. They cannot be proven (hence faith).
Ideas Have Consequences:
“When you present man with an concept of man that is not true, we may well corrupt
him. When we present him as an automation of reflexes, as a mind machine, as a
bundle of instincts, as a pawn of drive and reactions, as a mere product of heredity and...