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So How Do I Sort Through the Worldview Lenses?

Posted by Administrator on 3/11/2014 to Critical Thinking
Frequently a film will contain elements of two or more lenses or worldviews. In the Sound of Music, for instance, Catholicism is the main religion presented, giving a viewer the feel that a Christian theist point of view is promoted in the movie. Yet, in the midst of the film is a song that upholds a rather eastern pantheistic viewpoint when Maria and Captain Von Trapp sing “Something Good,” in which each claims that “…somewhere in my youth or childhood/I must have done something good.” The concept of karma—an event or episode happening to a person because of something else he did in the past (whether good or bad)—is a very eastern monist thought. It’s tucked away in a predominantly Christian theist worldview, but it is a karmic addition to that worldview, nonetheless.

Naming the Lenses: Part 9

Posted by Administrator on 3/4/2014 to Critical Thinking
The final worldview James Sire proposes in The Universe Next Door has only been added in the latest edition of Sire’s work, but it is the worldview that is receiving much more coverage in recent media.

Naming the Lenses: Part 8

Posted by Administrator on 2/25/2014 to Critical Thinking
James Sire’s eighth major worldview (in The Universe Next Door) is postmodernism. One positive aspect of postmodernism is that it has caused man to question his view of reality, not just reality itself—that is to challenge his assumptions about reality, God, self, and truth.

Naming the Lenses: Part 7

Posted by Administrator on 2/18/2014 to Critical Thinking
The seventh lens of worldviews is the new age lens. This worldview promotes spirituality without religion.

Naming the Lenses: Part 6

Posted by Administrator on 2/11/2014 to Critical Thinking

James Sire presents a sixth major worldview in his work The Universe Next Door. Buddhism and Hinduism would be the most recognizable religions fostering this worldview.

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