Personal Worldview Inventory

PersonalWorldview Inventory

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PersonalWorldview Inventory

Apersonal worldview refers to an individual’s interpretation ofreality. It is what we believe is true. Although it is usuallyinfluenced by what we see, read, watch or the people we interactwith, each of us has a unique perspective on our environment.Similarly, spirituality has a different meaning from one individualto the other. To some, it involves participating in an organizedreligious gathering at the mosque, temple, church, synagogue or anythe place considered holy. To others, it is the contact with theirinner self. Some people through meditation, yoga, silent personalprayers or monologues practice spirituality. This paper is an attemptto analyze the concept of personal worldview, with special focus onthe holistic nature of being a human being, the human history, deathand diversity of people’s word view.

Pluralism

Thisis the appreciation of the existence of different perspectives andperceptions about a single topic. It promoted coexistence despitedifferent ideologies among people.

Scientism

InScientism, empirical science is their authoritative worldview and themost vital part of human beings. It believes in the universalapplicability of scientific approach and methods.

Postmodernism

Thisis a break away from modernism. It is a skeptic interpretation ofliterature, culture, art, literary criticism, economics, literature,architecture, philosophy, history and fiction.

PrimeReality

Primereality has a number of definitions. In Christian theism, primereality is the Prime reality is the infinite, personal God asrevealed in the Holy Scriptures. This God is transcendent &ampimmanent, triune, sovereign, omniscient and good. However, Deismdisagrees with the above attributes of God, claiming that after thecreation of the universe, God allowed it freedom of runningautonomously. Therefore, He does not exercise direct influence suchas sovereignty and immanence. Naturalism, Postmodernism, Atheism andTheism believe that prime reality is matter. The existence of matteris independent. They also believe that there is no God.

TheNature of the World around Us

Christiansbelieve that the world is created and not just an autonomous pace.The world is created to serve as an important step in the transitionof human beings. It is a cosmos created by God to operate in auniform cause and effective way. It is an open system. However, somequotas such as the Atheists, this cosmos appears in the form ofmatter. However, to human beings, the world is viewed in twodimensions, the subjective and objective dimensions. In thesubjective dimensions, what is around us is largely determined by thenatural forces of the world. However, the objective dimensionelaborates that our external environment is greatly determined by ourthoughts and beliefs. It is personal therefore, changes from oneperson to the other. Therefore, it is a personal decision to view theworld as chaotic or orderly or as a matter or spirit (Spirkin, 2015,n.p Ventegodt et al., 2003, 1176-1185).

HumanBeings

Idealismdefines human beings as a spiritual essence. This includes bothsubjective and objective aims. Human being refers to the unitybetween man and the human race as well as the universe. The nature ofhuman beings consists of both the spiritual essence, which is thefundamental substance of the mind and his flesh (Ventegodt et al.,2003, 1176-1185). However, the definition of a human being is notlimited to this particular ideology. Human beings become aware ofthemselves as a component of the social realm. Human beings’behavior is determined greatly by the preceding history. Humanbeings are therefore biosocial beings and represent the highestdevelopment standards attainable by any creature on earth. They arethe subjects of their social forms of life, labor, communication andconsciousness. The definition of human beings is wider than the basicscientific definition of being Homo sapiens. It is the ability toincorporate all their intellectual abilities and their spiritual orabstract self in order to form an orderly society. To ensure thatthey exist in a stable and integral system, human beings have adoptedlaws that encourage them to be self-regulating. However, at thepersonal level, the essence of human beings is social.

WhatHappens to Human after Death?

Whenone dies, the soul is separated from the body. The body is an earthlyelement while the soul is a spiritual entity. Death marks thebeginning of a spiritual journey to an afterworld. After death, thesoul remains in a spiritual state called the Hades. This spiritualstate survives as long as the resurrection of a human being takesplace (Genesis 35:18). Therefore, death is a mode of transition fromone form of life or one human being to the next. It marks the end ofan era and the beginning of a new journey.

Epistemology

Peoplegain knowledge because of social relation. Knowledge can be objectiveand at the same time subjective. People need to differentiate betweena belief and a fact. Some facts develop from beliefs if an individualhas a belief about something each time they interact with theparticular subject, and the result agrees with the belief, they tendto turn the belief into a fact. Other people learn things frominteraction with people. If many people believe that a certain topicis right, then it becomes a general fact.

TheWrong and Right

Justlike epistemology, what is wrong and right is determined byinteraction. History sometimes sets us facts that we are supposed tofollow. However, due to changes in the environment, some ‘rights’become wrong. Knowledge of what is wrong and right changes with thetime and circumstances.

HumanHistory

Humanhistory is a significant and linear chronology of occurrences thatlead to a specific purpose in human lives. The meaning of the eventsof history is determined by the application of human reasoning to theinformation gotten from historical facts and occurrences. The eventsof history are sometimes connected by effect and cause, without anoverarching aim (Ventegodt et al., 2003, 1176-1185).

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