Insights through Illusion for Daily Living

Self Competing/Contradicting Worldviews.

Hypocrite

What if you were called a hypocrite? The burn and sometimes shame that comes with that name is enough to change someone’s behavior sometimes. But what if you didn’t even know you were being one?

Webster’s defines the term Worldview as:

[count] : the way someone thinks about the world
Pretty simple definition I think right? Pretty much self-explanatory. It’s how we think about the world around us. The problem I have noticed though is that many people have two competing world views. One of their mouth, the other of their actions.

Two Teams

What I have noticed, is that Christians have taken a lot of flak over the years for being “hypocrites” according to the world. Now understand much of this kind of name-calling is on point, but others call tough love hypocrisy. They call not condoning, or not “tolerating” sin a type of hypocrisy. The problem is that there is no merit for the claim of hypocrite in this case. We are called to love our neighbors. We are not showing love if we allow the people we care about to continue in harmful behavior.

Flipside

Now here is where it gets interesting. On the other side of the worldview fence, the atheist side, there is an almost completely unknown battle of self. Atheists claim to hold a worldview of just naturalism. That only matter matters. This can’t make sense in so many ways.

To try and attack Christianity the naturalist has to borrow so many things that cannot exist on his own worldview. He uses logic, appeals to morality, appeals to reason, but unfortunately on a naturalistic worldview, these things just aren’t real. To not believe in objective morality in words, and then turn around and talk on Facebook or Twitter about how evil Chick-fil-a is doesn’t make any sense.

On one hand you have completely denied that morality exists, yet for some reason you are in a position to judge the morality of another’s actions? This is a complete and total fallacy. It makes no sense, yet this is happening all around us all the time. At the same time these people are calling Christian’s hypocrites, their own lives live out a hypocrisy that is completey unknown to them. They espouse one worldview with their mouths, but in their hearts they cannot fight down the knee-jerk reaction to the evil world around us, so they blindly shoe-horn morality, logic, math, reason, and a host of other things into a worldview that doesn’t actually allow them, and then claim them as products of that worldview.

The hypocrisy is not so cut and dry as they see it. They claim the actions of Christians are hypocritical while at the very same moment committing hypocrisy. It’s crazy how onesided and blinded certain people are while at the same time claiming “open-mindedness”

What atheist hypocrisy have you run across?

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2 responses

  1. Brent

    “Since nothing can exist eternally without being created, God cannot exist eternally without being created. Therefore, matter and energy exist eternally without being created.”

    May 20, 2013 at 1:21 am

    • That’s not the argument at all. The argument is whatever begins to exist has an explanation of its existence, either be the necessity of its own nature or an external cause. Matter an energy external cause. God is a necessary being. He does not need a creator nor can he have a creator since that would not actually be God. Whatever creates God would be God yet that doesn’t work either.

      May 20, 2013 at 1:29 am

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