A Window to a World … View

Let us visit some words and ideas from Dr. Samples’ book: “A World of Difference.”  In Chapter One, the author asks “Where Do Worldviews Come From?”

“A person’s worldview orientation begins very early in life and is formed by multiple factors. These influences coalesce and have a cumulative effect in developing an individual’s broad outlook on life.”

Quoting from philosopher Patrick J. Hurley, Dr. Samples identifies that our world view comes from multiple influences, what we might call window perspectives, including :  culture, language, gender, religion, politics, and social economic status and in life later on by way of  education and experience.  However, at WindowView, the idea is to focus on sources that are what we might call ‘data.’  Data are important information points because this is foundational and often interpreted through the lens of the person viewing the data.  The result is either objective or subjective.  How do you view information?

Dr. Samples continues: “Some of these elements are more important than others. For example, religious training (or the lack thereof) has a much greater impact on shaping a basic worldview than language, gender, or economic status. In fact, throughout much of history in both the East and West, a person’s religious framework has established the very core of his broader worldview.”

“Many people, as they mature, retain the same worldview they inherited, but do so only after examining it to decide if they want to continue living according to its principles and values. Upon approaching adulthood, most young people begin to examine what they’ve been taught and then decide whether the beliefs of their upbringing are really their own or just a system on loan from their parents.“

Herein is the place where every person can take a look through what we fondly refer to as the ‘window.’  WindowView.org my seem to have a bias, but the premise is to ‘look,’ and ‘think’ about what you see.  Do this as if you have never done so before.  And in viewing, we ask you to look at data points related to the topic areas contained within the window.  Also, realize that your window is no limited, but the criteria to be applied to what ever you see is simple … take on no assumptions, look for core data and let the base of solid information speak for itself.  Let that fill your window and let that shape a worldview for you.

From Dr. Samples: “While worldview orientation is usually inherited or adopted from one’s family and culture, it can also be deliberately chosen through reflection and analysis. Thus, people may challenge their childhood influences and make a change. This alteration can obviously be significant and is referred to in philosophy as a paradigm shift. To modify the classic reflective statement by the Greek philosopher Socrates, there comes a time for some when the unexamined worldview is not worth believing and living out.

“Worldviews are often adopted first, then questioned and examined through testing, and ultimately accepted or rejected. … People, therefore, need not feel trapped by the worldviews they inherit but rather can test those life perspectives to see if they stand up to appropriate scrutiny.”

The areas of Science, Change, Harmony, and viewing a Timeline at WindowView lend an opportunity to see that these areas of information all contribute to a Convergence, a summary view, that tells each of us about a mutual future.  And that might be exactly the reason to spend time viewing and reflecting at this window.

Director, WindowView.org

View more info on the book A World of Difference

Global Warming’s “NOAH Dimension”

Think about it, things on earth are warming up to an awful brew. We recently added a post that is a direct reference to the days of Noah … Read this post and then scroll down and watch our video on the days of Noah … And really … Ask yourself … Where in the world are we headed? Really?

North Korea reminds us of a lonely psychotic personality with a dangerous intent–to use the bomb. The proclamations keep coming … at some point NK will tell itself it’s in danger and needs to defend itself by going on the offensive. And at the same time an equally unbalanced logic promotes expansion of publicity for civil electric power generation that hides the true Iranian militaristic use of nuclear power. Propaganda and twisted words … reality is changing before our eyes … will it hit us with a big bang?

And then there are those with other hidden agendas. Changing the definition of marriage is like painting the sky pink and the grass purple and then say that is the new normal. Before the president tells you exactly why he is of his opinion, reality will start shifting as the moral fabric of a nation is wrung dry of reason.
We are not against human rights, but we are concerned when rights are mistaken for roles in life … God given and God blessed roles … and now if you don’t get it … THESE ARE the days of Noah!

—————— Headlines from Watch.org —————
HEADLINE: North Korea warns U.S. forces of “destruction” ahead of American war drills with South Korea

North Korea on Sunday warned the top U.S. military commander stationed in South Korea that his forces would “meet a miserable destruction” if they go ahead with scheduled military drills with South Korean troops, North Korean state media said.

Pak Rim-su, chief delegate of the North Korean military mission to the inter-Korean truce village of Panmunjom, gave the message by phone to Gen. James Thurman, the commander of the U.S. Forces Korea, KCNA news agency said.

HEADLINE: Iran announces uranium discovery days before nuclear talks

Iran announced Saturday that it had designated 16 new sites for nuclear power plants and made a significant discovery of new uranium deposits, days before the Islamic Republic was scheduled to partake in talks with Western powers in Kazakhstan over its controversial nuclear program.

“Following months of efforts, 16 new sites for nuclear power plants have been designated in coastal areas of the Caspian Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman, [southwestern province of] Khuzestan and northwestern part of the country,” Press TV quoted the Atomic Energy Organization as saying.

HEADLINE: As in the days of Noah and Lott – 2 Peter [2:] 6-10: Obama urges Supreme Court to strike down federal Defense of Marriage Act

The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to strike down the federal law defining marriage as a union between only a man and a woman. The request regarding the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was made Friday in a brief by Solicitor General Donald Verrilli that argues the law is unconstitutional because it violates “the fundamental guarantee of equal protection.”

The high court is set to hear two cases next month on the issue: the constitutional challenge on Proposition 8, the 2008 California that allowed same-sex marriages in the state that two years later was overturned, and United States v. Windsor, which challenges DOMA.

Does life seem normal where you are? …
“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” (Matthew 24:37-39 NKJV)

Keep an eye on the news each day and keep an eye on what you see in the WindowView!

Director, windowview.org

Noah video (link).

Quote referenced in news clip above:
[ “and turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly; and delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds)— then the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and to reserve the unjust under punishment for the day of judgment, and especially those who walk according to the flesh in the lust of uncleanness and despise authority. They are presumptuous, self-willed. They are not afraid to speak evil of dignitaries,” (II Peter 2:6-10 NKJV). ]