BWVW 101 Week 2 Notes.pdf
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Date Created: 09/09/16
Week 2 Notes Monday 9/5/16 Blanks: rationality, beliefs, values, opinions, right, right, tradition, manipulation, clarification, evidence, fallacies/errors in reasoning, opinion, argument, oversimplification, hasty conclusion, overgeneralization, false analogies, slippery slope, sweeping generalization, ad hominem, appeal to false authority, appeal to ignorance, bandwagon, is/ought, selective perception, false dilemma, red herring, straw man, overgeneralization, oversimplification, ad hominin false analogy, appeal to false authority, appeal to ignorance, bandwagon, is/ought-naturalistic fallacy, red herring, slippery slope, false analogy, false dilemma, hasty conclusion, sweeping generalization Wednesday 9/7/16 Blanks: perception, philosophy, starting, assumptions, framework/filter/lens, decision making, beliefs, crisis What questions define our worldview? What is the standard of right and wrong? Why are we here? How did the universe come about? How did we get here? 2 types of worldviews: Theistic - God has the highest power and is in control Atheistic – man has the highest power and is in control Worldview definition: the way we view the world and make value judgments about life Works like rose-colored glasses; changes the way we see things Friday 9/9/16 Blanks: origin, identity, meaning/significance, morality, destiny, coherent, adequate, relevant A worldview answers: ORIGIN How did the universe begin How did life first begin How did human life come to be Where did intelligence, self-consciousness and reason come from Did what exists come to be by accident or design Week 2 Notes IDENTITY What does it mean to be human Is human life worth preserving Do humans have intrinsic value Why are humans capable of doing good and evil MEANING For what purpose do humans exist Can any sense be made of suffering DESTINY What is death, and why do we die What will become of us after we die Is there any true hope after this life Anthropic principle – reaction to humans don’t occupy a privileged position in this world Reading Assignments: The Grand Story: A Worldview Framework “A worldview is not a story or a set of presuppositions but it can be expressed in these ways” o Story Ingredients Characters Setting Plot/situations Recognition of a worldview is: o A fundamental orientation of the heart o A commitment to and understanding of the “really real” o A consideration of behavior o A broader understanding of how worldviews are grasped as a story The Grand Story: o Creation A biblical worldview’s starting point is in the beginning with God (theistic) God is the beginning and created everything; He communicates, He acts He created man o Fall The serpent is crafty; he caused doubt about God to Eve and convinced her that she had more power than God (atheistic worldview) Sin forces you into hiding and is abnormal to God’s creation Week 2 Notes “She gave me the fruit and I ate” – Adam man takes no responsibility for his actions “everywhere we turn, the good possibilities of God’s creation are misused, warped, and exploited for sinful ends” o Redemption Christ comes, redeems, and returns
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