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September 17, 2012

Libya, Egypt, the Middle East and the Power of Worldview

Libya, Egypt, the Middle East and the Power of Worldview

Yep, that’s the power of worldview. For the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with the Point.


Let’s be clear on something. Someone can have a big heart, be compassionate for people, with the best intentions.  Someone can have a sharp mind, focused and thoughtful and very intelligent. But their worldview will either enables them to see the world as it really is, or prevents them from seeing the world as it is.

I remember when Chuck Colson and I interviewed former President Jimmy Carter on BreakPoint this Week, and Carter expressed great confidence in the future of the Arab Spring and that groups like the Muslim Brotherhood were trustworthy and wanting of democracy.

After last week’s attacks on American Embassies, that’s even harder to believe now than it was then. I remember thinking, as I do now, a fundamentally secularist understanding of religion fails to take seriously the power of religious motivation. In secularism, religion is only a small part of life. Not so in Islam, which is why secular leaders have a hard time really “getting” it. For, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Embassies under attack over anti-Islam video
Aljazeera | September 15, 2012

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