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To: markomalley

I understand and agree with what he is trying to say.

But I disagree pretty strongly with his actual wording.

An ideology is a set of conscious and unconscious ideas that constitute one’s goals, expectations, and actions. An ideology is a comprehensive vision of the world.

By definitions everyone has an ideology, even if they aren’t aware of it or haven’t intentiionally chosen it.

The Church should be striving to help people develop an ideology that aligns with God’s Will, not try to get them to think it is possible to function without one. If only because a person who doesn’t concsiously choose an ideology is likely to pick up that of the world around him, which is by definition not Christian.


5 posted on 04/19/2013 6:17:36 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

It’s common now for “worldview” to be used to convey the meaning you’re assigning to “ideology.”

Like “discriminating,” “ideology” has taken on a bad connotation unrelated to its dictionary meaning.


9 posted on 04/19/2013 7:43:51 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("I think amnesty is deader than a Chechen bomber." ~ LS)
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