How to Define What You Believe

What a person believes about life (also referred to as a person’s worldview) involves three inter-related areas.  These three things are always part of any system of belief.  Beginning with these questions will not necessarily lead to the right answers.

First, is what is the nature of reality.  Philosophers call this metaphysics.  “Meta” means “beyond” and physics means “nature.”  Metaphysics refers to what is beyond the physical.  It deals with questions like, What is it to exist?  What is the nature of man?  Is he free? Is he good?  What is the nature of the universe?  Is it real or simply an appearance?  Does God exist?  What is God’s relationship to the universe?  How do things change?  What is history?  What are the laws and concepts that govern reality. read more