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« on: Aug 21, 2017, 08:00PM »

Greetings fellow travellers through this world of ours.

This thread is one of a number of threads to discuss different perspectives people have of the world.  These perspecitives are called WorldViews.  My purpose in starting this series is to understand each others perspectives so I'm keen for you to fill out or correct the detail in the WorldView that correlates most closely with your perspective, or if you don't think there is one that matches you then start another.

This thread here explains whats going on:  http://tromboneforum.org/index.php/topic,101685.0.html

And the questions that I think give a good start to characterising the WorldViews are in item 15 of that thread.  (How do you link to a thread item?)

So here is what I think the WorldView: Theistic existentialism is.

God/ultimate reality:
   • God is personal, transcendent, immanent and good.
   • Accepted without proof through a leap of faith.
Cosmos/prime reality:[/b]
   • Paradoxical.
   • Gives no meaning.
   • Offers no evidence for god.
Humans:
   • The “personal” i-thou is valuable.
   • Finite.
   • Fallen.
   • Not satisfied apart from surrender to god.
Knowledge/revelation:
   • Often paradoxical.
   • God believed without reason or proof.
   • Revelation is personal encounter not revealed propositions or doctrines.
Ethics:
   • Understood primarily in “personal” terms.
   • Emphasis on personal relationship not moral values.
Death:
   • Personal encounter with god can prompt hope over the absurdity of death.
   • Literal continued life uncertain.
History:
   • Uncertain and unimportant.
   • Can provide a model to live by.
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