Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Worldview. . .

Have you ever heard someone say "You're an idiot for believing that?" I've heard diehard Republicans call Democrats "Left-wing Nutjobs" and Democrats call Republicans "Right Wing Nutjobs" every night on Fox News and the Daily Show (yes I watch both). I've heard Christians say(and have said in the past) those outside of the Church are "morons" and vise-versa (See Bill Maher's new movie).

I like what Seth Godin said this week on this:

Your difficult boss, customer, prospect, voter, student... probably not stupid, probably just uninformed. There's a huge difference.

Every person makes decisions based on their worldview and the data at hand. If two people have the same worldview and the same data, they'll make the same decision, every time (unless they're stupid.)

So, there are plenty of times where a lack of information leads to a bad decision. Plenty of times where an out of sync worldview leads to an out of sync decision. (Read more here)

Why do we get so mad at others with different opinions? Haven't we all believed something false before? I do believe in absolute truth and this what Romans 1 says about people believing something so much that they lie to themselves.

We forgot in the church how the "other side" lives. We forget how they think because we forget how WE use to think. This produces grace.

I've been reading Hebrews recently and it talks a lot about Jesus being the High Priest who is able to relate with us. Jesus came down to Earth, put on a skin suit, just to understand us more. He doesn't see us as stupid, just misinformed. By coming down, He wanted to give us more information (both head knowledge and heart knowledge) to show us the "stupid" ways we are living.

We are born to think we are number 1 so why do we get mad when we see people living that out daily? Are we stupid or just misinformed?

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