Posted by Brad on August 16, 2011 in Uncategorized | 20 Comments
What was the most meaningful thing we discussed tonight?
The most meaningful thing that we discussed in class last night, to me, was what exactly a worldview is and how it can affect one’s life. It occurred to me that, for one, my worldview has changed over the course of my adult life and that I am still in search of a meaningful purpose in my life, as a whole.
The most meaningful thing we discussed is worldview. I am still unsure as to what exactly a worldview is, I am defintely uncertain as to what MY worldview is. I do not think in a worldview perspective especially when it comes to religion, therefore I am hoping to learn to think outside my small box I have limited myself to.
I am on the same page with you Sasha.
I suppose the most meaningful thing that we discussed in class for me would be tolerance. I don’t believe that word was actually used, however being opened minded was.
Also, I think our class has the potential to become a lynch mob. It makes for a good class discussion, unless you are among the apparently very few who do not quite agree.
I agree this class makes a little uncomfortable to have an opinion without feeling like I would get defensive
I can agree with you,Michelle. I understand that it can feel very intimidating when very passionate people are trying to convey a message of life and death importance. We all need to understand, And I can speak for myself, that as a devoted follower of Christ my passion may come off as judgmental at times. Please don’t hold that against me or others. From my perspective. Outside of MCU I am in the minority when it comes to opinions. I look forward to hearing more.
I think the mos meaningful topic we discussed in class was, our worldview. We all have a worldview but, I don’t think we contemplate what our worldview is very often.
The most important thing that was said in our class our first night was when you brought up how important it was for everyone to have an objective view point for this course. A lot of times, students in a psych course (especially a ‘religion’) class tend to take things entirely too personally. Being able to be open minded will greatly aid us in being able to objectively listen and respond to the problems and view points of others without passing judgement. I do believe that this was the most important thing brought up, even though it was done by you instead of a general discussion.
The most meaningful topic discussed in class was a worldview. I found it insightful to listen to the class share their personal viewpoints. As a Christian, youth leader, aspiring therapist, class chaplain, and friend, listening allowed me the opportunity to gain understanding, which will help me as the Spiritual leader while not projecting so much of my own beliefs. I know that I am not smart enough or funny enough to impress salvation on to anyone. I am thankful for the diversity and look forward to hearing more.
Was unable to make the first class meeting due to being ill, but I am sorry that I had to. I have taken a philosophy class before, not quiet the same as this, but similar in the fact that it should make us dig deep down inside ourselves and ask questions most people either never think about, or feel are impossible to answer. This will be interesting.
Hope you feel better soon, Tina.
The most meaningful thing we discussed was how much your environment shapes your worldview. I almost feel like I’m living backwards. You go through life without thinking about all this but when its presented to you, its quite eye opening.
The most meaningful thing that was discussed in class was on worldview and the question Why do people search for meaning in their lives? It is something I never thought about until now. I must agree with the others, I am not sure of what worldview is, so I am looking forward to more discussions like our previous class night and hopefully it becomes more clearer to me before the class ends. I was raised believing one way, but the more I am introduced to other views the more clearer things are becoming to me. I am finding this class quite interesting and very informative.
I am not sure that anything in class was quite as interesting as the comment on here that Michelle made. Like William, I know that outside of Mid-Continent a Christian is always everywhere made to feel in the minority in the news, at the office, and pretty much anywhere. I know that the viewpoint of the college and often of students is decidedly Christian, but I had never seen it as contentious, much less as described above.
That is an eye opening comment, and maybe it is something that will help the class going forward. From my perspective, we had still seemed timid as a class. The phrase that still sticks in my head from the last night of M & F was one Camilla said. “There is a different world in everybodies head.” I thought that was insightful and would be helpful for us all to be open minded.
At the same time open minded does not mean empty minded. People who have core beliefs can not just check them at the door. But there is a process of learning communication between those with different world views. That is the point of this course.
I think and hope by the end of the course we will be better equipped in our communications with each other. I do not believe that anyone in this class would intentionally hurt some one else in the class. We have a great group. Please also let’s try not to take offense, and let us know if there is a view that is entirely different. If it is not brought up, nobody will know. This was quite enlightening for me. It is looking like the timing of this course is just right!
Love your comment, Robert!! What Camilla said is so true. There are no right or wrong answers when it comes to opinions, thoughts, and feelings on any subject. It is very interesting to hear everyone’s point of view, especially if it is different from your own. There is a lot that can be learned from open discussion. 🙂
Loving all the responses.
Sorry got a REALLY late start on this one, busy week… What sticks out most in my head as the most meaningful point to me of our last class was understanding what a worldview is and that every aspect of a worldview can be drastically different when you look across the board at different religions and cultures. Being in the region we are can kind of shelter us and make our views line up on one side of the fence when there are actually more than two arguments for every topic.
The most meaningful subject we discussed in Tuesday nights class was what is our own personal worldview. I hadn’t ever given much thought about my worldview until this class it opened my eyes to being more objective to others views and how even people that are the same religion can have totally seperate worldviews due to culture, and personal life experiences.
I really do not know if I can pick one thing. I enjoyed the whole class. I think the worldview was important. But also enjoyed the funny parts about darwin and other parts.
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