Worldview analysis in Sire's book Universe next door

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Sire 1-3, 10

The one thing that intrigues me about the concept of a worldview is that once you gain a grasp on it and feel like you understand it, you realize the flaws in it and decide to change it. Though the changes may be subtle in the immediate sense, over a long period of time these changes make a drastic difference in our worldviews. For example, my perspective of what was "wrong" when I was ten years old has changed over the years to the point where I no longer consider them wrong. Also, my worldview has continually become more and more complicated as I continue to learn more about life and what it has to offer. Just being here at Biola I have learned so much that I have added into my worldview. I like what Sire says on page 21, "Refusing to adopt an explicit worldview will turn out to be itself a worldview, or at least a philosophical position."

This is so true, because it is impossible to not develop some type worldview as God has given us minds that force us to take positions on certain topics of life that will inevitably lead us to either heaven or hell.

In chapter two there are two concepts of God that I will never (while on earth) be able to grasp, and they are: the infinite and triunity aspects of God. The fact that God has been in existence for eternity cannot fit into my finite mind. There have been nights when I lay awake for hours just trying to grasp God's infiniteness and it makes me realize just how simplistic my existence is compared to the complexity of God. It is weird to think that since God does not exist on...