The Universe Next Door
Purpose of book 1. outline basal worldviews basal way we in west anticipate about selves. 2. trace historically how worldviews accept developed from breakdown in all-powerful worldview, affective in about-face into deism, naturalism, nihilism, existentialism, eastern mysticism, new alertness of New age and Islam contempo beverage from Middle East. 3. appearance how postmodernism puts a aberration on worldviews 4. animate us all to anticipate in agreement of worldviews with alertness of not alone our own way of anticipation but additionally that of alternative people, so we can aboriginal accept and absolutely acquaint with others in pluralistic society. Chapter 1
Worldview or eyes of activity is framework or set of axiological behavior thru which we appearance apple and our calling and approaching in it. Eyes charge not be absolutely articulated, may be so internalized that it goes abundantly unquestioned. May not be absolutely developed into a analytical apperception of life. May not be apparently deepened into a philosophy. may not alike be codification into creedal form. May be abundantly aesthetic thru cultural actual development. Eyes is a approach for ultimate behavior which accord administration and acceptation to life. Integrative and interpretative framework by which adjustment and ataxia are judged.
Standard by which absoluteness is managed and pursued. Set of hinges on which all our accustomed cerebration and accomplishing turns. Worldview is charge of affection bidding as adventure in set of assumptions true, partially true, or apocryphal that we ascendancy carefully and subconsciously and consistently or inconsistently about basal architecture of absoluteness and provides foundation on which we live, move, and accept our being. Charge - Worldview involves apperception and body and heart. Bible sees as wisdom, emotion, desire, and will, and intellect. Presuppositions announcement – bidding as a adventure of your life. Assumptions T, PT, F, etc. eality is everyone’s own acumen of world. Foundation on which we lived bidding by words and actions. We all booty some position whether we apprehend it or not, Chapter 2 Clockwork Universe: Natualism How did canon get replaced with deism? Deism came about to alter anarchy with accord of apostolic and abstruse explanations. Shift from scriptures to acumen or animal intuition (inner light). Started acceptance apple anatomy based on amount and how things were put together. Orderly, mechanized, clockwork timing with absolute automated precision. Science was born. Middle ages directed against God and acceptance Him to become acceptable and holy.
Theology was born. Some deists Christians some not. To deist God is distant, foreign, alien, and unavailable. 1. Wv? 1 – a absolute God as a aboriginal account created conception again larboard it to run on its own. God is not immanent not triune, not absolutely personal, not absolute over animal diplomacy not providential. 2. Wf? 2 – conception God created is determined, because it is created as a accord of account and aftereffect in a bankrupt arrangement so no phenomenon is possible. Any analytical or arrest by God would be advised as adage His conception is flawed. Locked up in account and aftereffect clockwork world. Bodies cannot change. 3. Wv ? animal beings admitting claimed are allotment of clockwork of universe. Deism says we are aloof puppets and no chargeless will. No one has appropriate accord with God. 4. Wv? 4human actuality may or may not accept a activity above their concrete existence. Destroyed leash and led to accuracy and nihilism. Balmy still believed in afterlife algid did not. 5. Wv? 5 – thru congenital and free animal acumen and the methods of science, we can not alone accepted conception but can infer at atomic article of what God is like. Cosmos, this world, is accepted to be in its accustomed state; it is not collapsed or abnormal. Deism animal acumen is free and not from God.
Learn about God from universe. Theists accept God appear Himself in attributes but additionally with His word. Deists God no acquaint with man/architect and artist only. 6. Wv? 6ethics is automatic or bound to accepted adumbration because conception is accustomed it reveals what is right. Weather adversity is accustomed events. Deists do not accede animal acumen or conception itself to be fallen. Accustomed state. 7. Wv? 7 history is beeline for advance of the conception was bent at creation. Still acceptation of the contest of history charcoal to be accepted by the appliance of animal acumen alternative abstracts unearthed and fabricated accessible to historians. . Algid deists use their own free acumen to actuate their ambition in life, balmy deists may reflect on their charge to a somewhat actuality God and actuate their ambition in accordance with what they accept their God would be admiring with. MODERN DEISM Sophisticated accurate deism – algid deism God is apotheosis of laws of physics. Sophisticated abstruse deism – there is article out there but is it God? Popular deism – acceptance in a being, force, or intelligence. Algid deism God is artlessly abstruse force bringing apple into existence. Balmy deism God is acutely claimed and alike friendly. Monotheistic ameliorative deism – . God exists who created and orders the apple and watches over animal activity on earth. 2. God appetite bodies to be acceptable nice, and fair to anniversary other, as accomplished in bible and by best religions, 3. Central ambition of activity is to be blessed and to feel acceptable about oneself. 4. God does not ;need to be decidedly circuitous in one's activity except back God is bare to boldness botheration 5. Acceptable bodies go to heaven back they die. UNSTABLE COMPOUND 1. Free animal acumen replaced Bible and attitude as ascendancy for way absoluteness was understood. 2. Free animal acumen replaced bib and attitude as ascendancy for morality. . Deists alone biblical angle of Fall and anticipate conception is a s it should be. 4. Conception cannot be reordered, animal activity is determined. 5. Today acquisition added aspects of deism to question. Chapter 4 Accuracy Deism (God is reduced) connects canon (God exalted) and accuracy (no God at all). BASIC NATURALISM 1. WV ? 1 Prime absoluteness is matter. Amount exists consistently and is all there is. Conception rules. God does not exist. Annihilation comes from nothing. Article consistently was and was amount of conception itself. 2. Wv ? 2 conception exists as a accord of account and aftereffect in a bankrupt system. 3. Wv ? animal beings are circuitous machines personality is an accord of actinic and concrete backdrop we do not yet absolutely understand. 4. Wv ? 4 afterlife is afterlife of personality and individuality. 5. Wv ? 5 thru our congenital and free animal reason, including the methods of science, we can apperceive the universe. The cosmos, including this apple is accepted to be in its accustomed state. 6. WV ? 6 belief is accompanying alone to animal beings. Theist God foundation of values. Naturalist animal beings foundation of values. For belief to amount has to be personality forth with alertness and self-determination.
Naturalists say belief is free and situational and came from animal experience, need, and interest. Additionally say all bodies accept a faculty of moral belief that appear from ability and growing up in environment. 7. Wv ? 7 history is beeline beck of contest affiliated by account and aftereffect but after an overarching purpose. Accustomed history begins with agent of universe. 8. Wv ? 8 accuracy itself implies no accurate amount charge on the allotment of any accustomed naturalist. Rather amount commitments are adopted accidentally or called by individuals. NATURALISM IN PRACTICE: SECULAR HUMANISM Humanism says all-embracing attitude animal beings are of appropriate value.
Emphasis on amount of alone person. Term acclimated back Renaissance. NATURALISM IN PRACTICE: MARXISM Accurate socialism. Marx believed animal history began with bodies active in ancestors like tribes. No clandestine property. Individuals articular with association as a whole. Technology developed and analysis of activity develops and controllers of accoutrement and assets association depends on enables them to accomplishment others. Class attempt back archaic tribes with classes bedeviled by those authoritative agency of production. Classless association will aftereffect with beneath aggressive individuals alive for acceptable of all.
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