Religion is an almost universal institution in human society and an integral part of our lives. Every religion preaches morality and love for everything around us. Religion teaches compassion and helps to find ourselves. It affects both: on the processes which are taking place within society and on each person in the whole. Many of us consider religion universal and, this means, a significant institution of societies.
Briana Kuykendall spoke at the symposium on Friday on the book, The Transforming Vision. She gave a detailed summary of what exactly the book was about and went into depth about some of the major key points talked about in the book. The first thing she did was define what a worldview is and what it is not. Worldviews are not systems of thought like theologies or philosophies; instead, they are perceptual frameworks and directors of life. They are people’s way of seeing or understanding life itself.
I believe the definition of “Worldview” is simply who we are and how we interact as members of a society. While these conscious behaviors and daily practices can be seen as the tip of an iceberg, what lay underneath is a fundamental reason for why those exist in the first place. Thus, in this essay, I will present the ways in which cultural identity and experiential knowledge have shaped my personal worldview. Such deep investigation will also bring insight into what extent my perception is influenced by my cultural aspects and past experience.
The star wars project also known as SDIO when it was renames during the late 80’s was started in 1984 as a laser of light unit that was supposed to overheat the missiles from some of the red threat or communist threat dung the “cold war” or also known as the arms race. The “star Wars” project was to when Russia where to shoot a nuclear war head of a missile from there submarine. To accomplish the United States army and scientists used NASA to send up different satellites to help coordinate the “lasers” direction and speed. The lasers would have depended on the detection of these missiles by both ground and air detectors and also thermal sightings.
Star Wars was created by George Lucas, whose mind was filled with inspiration and imagination that led others to believe that he created it based on mythology. Star Wars continues to provide interest to the people who admired it, and it changed our view of reality. The author believes that Star Wars is more than just entertainment. For us, it allows us to view of what our future would become.
Definition of the word worldview can vary greatly, ranges from “we are all what we think” which has been inspired by Buddha, to a more current view being that it is a set of assumptions and beliefs that have an all-powerful effect , both on cognition and behavior. In brief, worldview influences and impacts the way a person view their surroundings, their lives as well as other people in their environment (Sue & Sue, 2003). Culture is only a single word that besets a plethora of categories which can influence a person’s thoughts, beliefs, actions and morals. Enclosing a myriad of life experiences, family values and lessons into a single word is quite a challenge. I am a product of Italian American culture.
The author explained how Star Wars is a mystico-religio-scientiﬁc human drama that gives life mystery and volatility. According to Chapter 3: The Force Be With You, “…platonic dualism of matter and spirit adopted in varying degrees by Christian theology has simply been dissolved in the Force…” (Caputo, 85). What do you think are the consequences of this alteration if there are any? I found it problematic when he stated that “…Star Wars is to withdraw within… [and to] …recollect your senses…”
Star Wars is a hugely popular science fiction film, featuring grand battles, alien species, and a mysterious energy called The Force. With seven films in the enterprise, Star Wars is a widely known collection of science fiction films. Following the Sci-Fi genre, Star Wars using far advanced technology throughout the film as common place. Though Sci-Fi films usually follow a more fearful approach to science and technology. Using this logic, Star Wars does not fit the typical Sci-Fi genre.
World View Nowadays there are more than 7 billion people on the surface of our planet. Every region of the world had incubated numerous civilizations and societies. Due to the different origins of the individuals themselves, the societies’ effects on them and many other factors which might affect shaping one’s mind. It is quite impossible to find two of them who would totally agree on the same issue.
Once the hero has received his Call to adventure, like George Lucas’s Luke Skywalker from Star Wars, they must go on to face their first challenge, the threshold guardians, which ultimately challenge their will to take on the burden of the task. For young master Skywalker, the threshold guardians come with guns. Shortly after young Skywalker receives his call to adventure, from R2-D2, the little droid disappears. When Luke finally locates R2, a group of warriors called Tusken Raiders strike at Skywalker, knocking him out. The sand savages scavenge through Luke’s vehicle, until Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives scaring off the savages, saving Luke.
Reflection: Star Wars – Hero’s Journey Star Wars, one of the most famous films to this day, was written and directed by George Lucas. Star Wars a film that follows the story of Luke Skywalker, a young man from the planet of Tatooine living with his aunt and uncle. But, his life is forever changed when his uncle decides to buy a pair of seemingly normal droids, R2D2 and C3po. Skywalker shortly comes to find that stored inside of R2-D2 is a message from Princess Leia, who is being held hostage by the Galactic Empire, asking for help from Obi-Wan Kenobi. So Luke Skywalker, along with Obi-Wan Kenobi, Han Solo, Chewy, R2D2 and C3po embark on a mission to rescue the beautiful Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.
In James Sire’s book, The Universe Next Door (2009), I like how the author articulates a straightforward essence of basic Western worldviews and encourages us to think in terms of our own worldviews. He argues that by comprehending and applying these things we will understand our culture, our neighbors, and ourselves better. He writes, “I am convinced that for any of us to be fully conscious intellectually we should not only be able to detect the worldviews of others but be aware of our own—why it is ours and why, in light of so many options, we think it is true” (p. 21). He further describes his purpose for writing the book and makes it clear that many of us hold different worldviews whether we are aware of them or not.