Take the article above, how do you reconcile it with what you know about the world? The conventional thinking is to dismiss it and forget it, as it must be a hoax. Articles above are said to be the products of an overactive imagination instead of the inspiration for one. Let’s define the common world views and try to figure out where we stand. Maybe in understanding how we see things, we will learn to be honest with ourselves and understand why we can’t see nearly as much as we should.
The typical secularist holds to the mainstream scientific view. It is only what is agreed to by the majority of scientist from government approved academic institutions that can be defined as truth. Since the above picture does not fall into the acceptable boundaries of evolutionary theory, it is immediately rejected as “can not be possible.” Therefore it must be a hoax.
An atypical secularist generally holds to the mainstream scientific view, but believes there is much that the scientific community doesn’t know. They attempt to fit articles like the above into the mainstream view, but doing so puts them out of that same mainstream.
A typical theist holds to the mainstream scientific view with a Christian paradigm placed on top. When apparent conflicts arise, they try to harmonize the scriptures to the mainstream scientific world view. The picture above would be interesting, but would be dismissed as soon as a the scientific community calls it a hoax.
An atypical theist rejects the mainstream scientific worldview. The picture above would be evidence that the mainstream scientific world view is wrong. These people are not only outside the mainstream of science, but are out of the mainstream of Christianity also.
As an observer. I have noticed that the first three world views are heavily influenced by what man says, with only the last willing to take a stand that runs against majority opinion. Interestingly Jesus said this:
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” (John 15:18–19 ESV)
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