Secular Christian Humanism Worldview
Prior to taking a course that explores the Christian worldview I would have stated that I had a Christian worldview and would have been confident in this declaration. However, I find myself anticipating the completion of this course and I am a bit confused about the true nature of my worldview. There are many things that are exactly the same, slightly similar, and drastically different from a traditional Christian worldview. According to Cosgrove in order to determine an individual’s worldview you must pay attention to their beliefs about reality (Is there a God?), knowledge (Where do we learn about what we believe?), human nature (What makes up a human being?), human problems (What cause human problems?), solutions to human problems (How are human problems solved?), human value (Are human beings more important than other creatures?), human purpose (Why are we here?), ethics (what is right and what is wrong?), suffering (What purpose does suffering serve?), meaning of life (Why are we here?), and human desire (What prompts our desires?). I have taken all of these beliefs in to consideration and have come to the conclusion that my worldview is not entirely Christian.
The beliefs that I share with the Christian worldview pertain to reality, human nature, human value, and the meaning of life. I believe that God exists, that he is part of the Holy Trinity that consists of God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. I believe that a human being is made up of the physical, mental, and spiritual and is unable to function without all three parts equally invested. The value of Human life is massive in my worldview, it is to be cherished and protected. The meaning of life is all geared towards living a good life and being a good supportive human being to our fellow brothers and sisters. We are all striving to reach heaven and our foretold, euphoric ever after beside our Holy Father. These four beliefs are held strongly in a Christian...
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