The Hiding Place Essay

1178 WordsNov 10, 20145 Pages
The Hiding Place Application of Ethics Alternatives and Worldviews “There are a lot of religions in the world, but there are only really seven basic worldviews and all of the religions fall under one or the other.” – Dr. Norman Geisler There are six basic worldviews, excluding Existentialism. In this paper I will discuss the six worldviews and apply them to events and characters in the movie The Hiding Place. Two of the six views are based on Atheistic beliefs. These views include Antinomianism and Generalism. While the two views do share the characteristic of being Atheism-based, they differ greatly. In Antinomianism, there are no standards for living, no belief in absolutes, and no belief in the idea of “right” and “wrong”. Antinomianists believe that everything is amoral, which means that nothing is good or evil. Like Antinomianism, Generalism has no belief in absolutes, but it does state that there are some general rules to live by. With the belief that there are general rules comes the belief in “right” and “wrong” because breaking a rule is “wrong”. There are four more worldviews and they are all based on theism. Because they are theistic views, they all believe in absolutes. These belief systems include Situationism, Hierarchialism, and Ideal and Non-Conflicting Absolutism. Situationism is the belief that there is only “norm” and that is love. Situationists even believe that love trumps law. So, they do not believe in general rules (unless you count love as a rule), but they have their own sense of right and wrong. In Hierarchialism, there are definite rules. It has an established order of what is most important or valuable. It also believes in the Generalist idea of Quantitative Utilitarianism, which is the idea that one should do what is best for the most people. Ideal Absolutists believe in choosing the lesser of two evils, which is

More about The Hiding Place Essay

Open Document