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How Does Worldview Effect Perception of Reality?

Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and BarbWire’s Matt Barber… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.

What does a worldview mean and how does it change your perspective of reality? Everyone has a worldview. Whether you know it or not, whether you’re consistent in your thinking or not, you have some kind of worldview. The two real differences in worldview are: is there a God, or is there not? There’s lots of permutations that come off of that. But it has a huge difference in law and policy and how you make your decisions. Is there ultimately God? Or is there not?

Mat Staver: Matt, at Liberty University School of Law, when I was Dean there, and certainly is a continuation of what the law school is doing, we were very interested in discovering and exploring worldviews. Very serious in taking worldview, specifically, in consideration, and understanding what a worldview is and how it ultimately affects your thinking. It literally is, so to speak, a foundation from which you view the world, or the glasses or lenses through which you view the world. And it makes a huge difference.

Lots of times you can talk about all these different so-called worldviews like marxism, and socialism, and all these other “isms” and those are permutations of worldviews. But the two different kinds of worldviews, if you’re really making a distinction, there’s really only two. There’s a worldview that presupposes that there is a God; there’s a worldview that presupposes that there is no God, and everything then flows from that…

Matt Barber: Well, one worldview says that God is the measure of all things; the other worldview says that man is the measure of all things. And under that worldview that says that man is the measure of all things, and as you mentioned, are all of these “isms.” They’re different permutations if socialism, communism, marxism, globalism…


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