Worldviews in a Nutshell: Two

Dear Readers, 

Click Worldviews in a Nutshell: One to read the previous entry in this Worldviews series.

Brace yourself because, in this post entry, I will employ two atypical devices:  sports metaphors and incorrect English.

[Baseball history photo September 3, 1859, at Elysian Fields, Hoboken, NJ.] 


In my most recent blog entry, I introduced the three major categories of worldviews and assigned each a one-sentence quote.

Today, I will expand the three worldviews a little further, by relating a baseball umpire analogy:



The philosophy of Umpire Number One [above] represents the Pre-Modern Worldview:

“I call ’em as they are!”



The philosophy of Umpire Number Two [above] represents the Modern Worldview:

“I call ’em as I see ’em!”



The philosophy of Umpire Number Three [above] represents the Post-Modern Worldview:

“They ain’t nothin’ till I call ’em!” 


And there you have it:  The irreducible minimum explanation for worldviews.  Painless, wasn’t it?

Master this sports analogy and share it with someone.  We will be using it as a foundation for future worldview discussions.

Coram Deo,


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One response to “Worldviews in a Nutshell: Two

  1. Cordell Schulten

    Hello! I don’t know if you are still maintaining this blog, but I just found this post that you had made back in 2012. Do you have a source for the umpire analogy? I had heard it at a conference in 2005 or so, and I believe it was attributed to J.P. Moreland or W.L. Craig. Thank you!
    cordell schulten

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