My personal worldview

MY PERSONAL WORLDVIEW 7

Mypersonal worldview

Mypersonal worldview

Accordingto the Merriam Webster dictionary, spiritualism refers to beingconcerned with religious matters or with religion (Spirituality,2015).Spirituality has different meaning to different people. For instance,it could mean participating in religious functions such as going tothe mosque, church or synagogue. While for other it may involveengaging in personal activities such meditating or praying.Spirituality stems from the belief that there is a supernatural beingwho controls everything in life and therefore depending on the typeof religion people profess, their belief on spiritual matters mightbe different. For instance, Christians believe in life after deathand Hindus believe in reincarnation.

Pluralismis a situation where people from different religions, social classesor race can live co-exist in a society together but however continueto hold on and practices their different traditions and culturalpractices.

Scientismis the belief in the application of science in every aspect of life.In other words, in order to explain every phenomena in the world,there must be some scientific explanation behind it. Tom Sorelldefines scientism as putting a premium value on science in comparisonto other methods or culture.

Thepostmodernism refers to a period in the late 20thcentury in movements such as the arts, literature, philosophy andreligion among other things. The term was first coined by JohnChapman in the 1870’s when he was referring to a new style ofpainting that was different from impressionism. The term was laterused in 1914 by J.M Thompson when in his article when he was talkingabout changes in belief and attitudes in the way religion was beingcritiqued at the time. In another definition of postmodernism, it isthe belief in naturalism and denies the existence of God. This theorystates that matter exists by itself and refutes claims on creationsince everything already existed(Duignan,2014).

InChristianity, prime reality refers to the belief in the nature ofGod’s existence as defined the words in the bible. According to thebible, God is described as being in the beginning and in the end oftimes. This means that God existed long time ago even before theexistence of man or the earth. God is also described to beomnipresent meaning he can be anywhere on earth or the universe atthe same time. Finally, the scriptures describe God to be God. Infact, it says that nobody is good but only God is good.

Theworld around us is made up of many things, some living while othersare non-living. The living things include things which can move andhave a life for example, the birds in the air, the fish in the sea,animals and reptiles and so on. Non-living things on the other handrefers to things that cannot not move and do not breath. Such thingsin nature include: stones, mountains, the water and so forth. Thenature is also made up of sceneries such as beautiful mountains, theoceans, the river, sea, caves and so on which are believed to haveformed as a result of natural process underneath or on the surface ofthe earth. The nature of the world around us is that it is alwayschanging with time.

Humanbeings are a representation of God but in other social circles suchas the Darwinists, human beings are a product of evolution. Humanbeings are referred to as homo sapiens which can also be translatedto thinking man. The thinking man is believed to have evolved from ahomo erectus which means an upright man(BBC,2014).Human beings are believed to be the dominant species on the face ofthe earth and are in charge of all the other species on the planet.

Thereof course many suggestion on what happens to man when at death. It isbelieved that men die when their heart stops or when their brainactivity stops. The subject of death can be relative and depending onthe culture, but in most cases death is experienced when the brain isstarved of oxygen as opposed to the heart just stopping. Therefore,death is experienced when the human brain does not get enough supplyof oxygen from the heart. Therefore, this makes the brain the mostvital organ in the body and it is believed that the brain functionsfor 10 more minutes even after the heart stops beating.

Theworld around us has changed nowadays especially with the advent oftechnology. With just the use of a smart phone or a computer one canhave any kind of information at their fingertips. Search engines suchas Google have made human beings life easier as one can practicallyacquire any information at their computers. In addition, there arebooks and other forms of communication used by the ancientcivilizations to pass information from one generation to the next.Oral tradition was also a method use to share information through theuse of tales and stories.

Thedefinition of right or wrong is defined by the society. Therefore,this means that right or wrong practices are culturally relevant anddepending on the society, there can be different variations of whatis right and what is wrong. For instance, in some societies it iswrong for a woman to smoke in the public or wear some certain outfitswhile in some societies the same is tolerated. However, there areseveral universal wrongs and rights regardless of the society onecomes from. For example, acts such as murder, stealing or rape areall punishable by the society. Most recently, the world has beengrappling with the risk of terror attacks which the world condemnshowever, as for the terrorists their belief gives them the impressionthat they are doing the right thing. Unlike, animals, human beingshave a conscious that guides them in making decisions. This meansthat human beings have some inner conviction when tells them what isright and what is wrong.

Itis usually said that, history repeats itself and human beings neverlearn from their mistakes. However, human history shows that man haslearnt a lot over the years. In other words, man has learnt buildinga simple machine from a wheel used to first draw water from a well tobeing used as a mode of transportation on land and in air. Man hasalso made many discoveries over the years after discovering the curefor many illness and diseases and has managed to survive on earth byinventing things and innovating new ways of doing things. Based onhuman history, the future is deemed to become better as man as waysdiscovered new and efficient ways of doing things.

References

BBC.(2014, February 7). TheEvolution of Man.Retrieved April 9, 2015, from BBC:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/10623993/The-evolution-of-man.html

Duignan,B. (2014, November 30). Postmodernism.Retrieved April 9, 2015, from Encyclopedia Brittanica:http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1077292/postmodernism

Spirituality.(2015). Retrieved April 9, 2015, from Merriam Webster:http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirituality

Reference

Spirituality.(2015). Retrieved April 9, 2015, from Merriam Webster:http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirituality

BBC.(2014, February 7). TheEvolution of Man.Retrieved April 9, 2015, from BBC:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/10623993/The-evolution-of-man.html

Duignan,B. (2014, November 30). Postmodernism.Retrieved April 9, 2015, from Encyclopedia Brittanica:http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1077292/postmodernism