CWV 101 – Christian World View
Dr. Jim Uhley
My worldview is formed by my relationships, challenges and choices I have made, environmental surroundings and my family influence, all which have impressed on me my views of the world. According to Merriam-Webster’s Learners Dictionary, the definition of “Worldview” is “The way someone thinks about the world”. Although this simple phrase seems to the point, it is so very vague. It can mean the scientific, spiritual, and cultural worldviews, and so much more. My worldview is formed by my relationships, challenges, and choices I have made, my environmental surrounding and my family influence. I like to think my worldview is as vague as the dictionary describes simply because it isn’t solely based on my spiritual views like many others in my class. My stance is uneven after all I have experienced in life. If I were to choose one of the worldview types we’ve discussed in class, I’d say I’m a blend of Secular Humanist, and Christian.
I grew up in the church like many children, my younger sisters included. I went through the motions, was baptized (when I was too young to choose), received my confirmation and went to church often. I lived according to the Bible, although it was based more on the morals and teachings my parents instilled in me rather than just the teachings of the Church. Although I struggled internally with my own spirituality, I fought another battle within my mind, divided by logic. When the Harry Potter books became popular, it was only one of many that were boycotted by the church- sermons spoke of alienating children’s minds, teaching witchcraft, and other offenses. This stirred my brain, and my curiosity was piqued. I began to read about other religions, including the Pagan religions that influenced Christianity. Each religion was interesting and had similarities, but none pulled me like the idea of...