Posted tagged ‘Christian worldview’

Christian Worldview Thought of the Day: Wednesday

July 15, 2009

A friend of mine posted a thoughtful question about abortion on his facebook status earlier today.  But that wasn’t what caught my interesting in particular, it was someone who commented on his status that had me thinking about the abortion issue in a different way.

Of course, the question of whether or not the fetus is a human life is the most important one in the debate.  However, what about the rights of the father?  All we hear is “It’s the woman’s body so she gets to choose.”  Really?  That’s not even biological correct.  The baby (or fetus, however you prefer to think about it, because that’s all it is, a preference) has half the fathers DNA and literally part of the father’s body entered the mother’s and became a part of the baby (and I’m not talking about the penis you sickos).

So it is also the father’s body that is a part of the growing baby.  I’ll ask again.  What about the rights of the father?  Doesn’t he have a say in what happens to his half of the DNA?  Isn’t this country all about equal rights for everyone?  So what about the rights of the father?

Christian Worldview Thought of the Day

July 8, 2009

The next time the liberal media tells you that they are concerned about the kids, please think of the hero worship that Michael Jackson has received upon his death.  Since when does the entertainment value of an individual outweigh pedophilia?

Intelligent Science is Now “Apologia”

November 6, 2008

For awhile now I’ve been contemplating the purpose and scope of my small portion of the blogosphere.  When I started this endeavor in June, it was merely to provide a place of reference for the arguments that I’ve already formed and to explore the scientific evidence for God’s existence (and hopefully get in some discussions that would help me better understand opposing positions).  However, soon after I bought my domain and started this blog, I read Pushing the Antithesis:  The Apologetic Methodology of Greg L. Bahnsen

At first, the ideas presented were hard to wrap my head around.  My averse reaction was solely due to the realization that I would have to change everything.  Neutral ground is a place that doesn’t exist, evidence must be interpreted and as such, it is our underlying presuppositions (deep seeded assumptions) that define what we believe, and not the amount of brute evidence what we have.

It’s About Worldviews

Worldviews are the system of presuppositions that each of us hold to.  The battle Christians find ourselves in is not one of evidence, it is one of worldviews.   Try this out.  Argue Biblical manuscript evidence with an atheist and watch them brush away each argument with, “It doesn’t matter, God doesn’t exist”.  We must tackle the presupposition that they can know such a thing, and show them how their non-belief in God leads to them to not being able to explain anything

The more I argued with and learned about those opposed to the Christian worldview, and orthodox Christianity specifically, the more pervasive assumptions became.  That is, each thinker held onto unassailable presuppositions that informed their interpretation of every fact and topic in consideration.  It became less and less about scientific and Scriptural evidence, and more about the assumptions we all have that we filter all evidence through.

The question then becomes, what worldview allows us to explain the world as we know it?

Like the Walls Were Closing In

The more pervasive the existence of worldviews became obvious to me, the more I felt restricted by the title of my blog, and the scope that it implied.  I wanted to be able explore all implications of the Christian worldview, and defend all aspects of it.  My official training has only been in the scientific realm of secular universities and therefore, I am theologically vicariously- and self-taught.  Since I find myself to be merely philosophically and theologically functional, I wanted to be free to explore what I lack in those areas.  However, I will always have a scientific inclination as that is what I find the most fascinating.

Why “Apologia”?

The Latin root word for our “apologetics” is “apologia”; meaning “to speak in defense”.  The word is simple yet encompasses all that I want to do; stand in defense of the Christian worldview.