I’ve been thinking a lot lately, and I’m in the process of writing a piece (more for my own study/enjoyment than anything else) that I may post here. I’m examining a lot of worldviews and how those worldviews affect me or compare to mine and I’m interested in hearing about others’…
This is too great an opportunity to pass up. Anyone who knows me knows I enjoy talking about myself, and the ability to do so in a manner that is neither egotistical nor condescending is perfect. This will probably still end up turning some people off to me, but that’s why they’re my beliefs and not yours. :)
I believe in God. I’m a Christian. Though I’m not ashamed of that, I feel I must qualify it by saying that I am not a “Politician-Christian” or a “Westboro Baptist Church” Christian. The main distinction being that, when I say I’m a Christian, I actually mean it and don’t use it merely as a device to further my goals or seem superior to others. I’m a real Christian.
I do my best not to judge anyone for anything, as judging others for their actions is expressly forbidden in the very same Bible often used by supposed-Christians to further their agenda. If the world ends, and it turns out that my faith is correct, then should not the God in whom I believe be allowed to exercise His right to judge people for their sins? How arrogant would I have to be to assume such control?
I believe in the Golden Rule, in treating others how I’d want to be treated. This mainly affects how I communicate with them, in building them up and encouraging them, showing them how I care, but also fits into how I act around them and what I do for them. Mostly, I’m really lame and don’t really go out much except to work. This is why it mainly only applies to my communication. I’m a digital-age friend. :P
I love easily. Really easily. Shared experiences and stuff are great, but what really brings out my compassionate side is weakness. Any moment of vulnerability, or despair, and I swoop in like a…well, like a vulture I guess, but minus the desire to eat the flesh off your rotting carcass. :) This is the biggest reflection of my Golden Rule philosophy.
Anything more I should add? This gives you an admittedly very broad glimpse into my psyche.
Only other thing is, if you had to choose one word/term by which to identify this world view, what would it be? You could also say “it’s a mixture of___.” Thanks a million! :)