The postmodern worldview hangs on a perspective that everything is contingent; nothing is settled. The nucleus of postmodernism resembles a hodgepodge of nonconforming, unspecific assertions disguised as forwarding thinking in hopes of establishing postmodernism as a legitimate worldview.
Setting postmodern discussions apart from the other major worldviews seems befitting, considering the critical thinking level necessary to penetrate the complex nature of its logic.
Other worldviews seem to demand less effort to extract plausible explanations and understanding. Problematic is an understatement when used to define nuances common to a postmodern worldview.
The mechanism of postmodernism ideology runs like anything but a well-oiled machine. Compelling controversy exists around the absence of concisely well-articulated solid rationale.
As it seems, there is at least one key belief that characterizes postmodernist: an acute awareness of “situatedness” as humans.
“The religious leaders made a mockery out of following God. They did not truly understand God’s ways, and they led others away from God.” https://www.gotquestions.org/scribes-and-Pharisees.html
Difficulty in Defining Postmodernism
Postmodernism implies that progress is an illusion (false idea or belief) most likely raises the eyebrows of descendants of slaves, holocaust survivors, Native Americans, and women in general.
Conceivably, if “advancement” and “achievement” are socially constructed concepts; leftover baggage from modernity, then the first constructors and baggage packers contributed to framing “situatedness” but failed in attempts to collectively hold the masses captive in their perspective situations, which is evident how far we have come.
Christians attribute this amazing progress to God. Perhaps it is overarching for postmodernists to say that we are trapped in our situatedness. It seems that this concept of #situatedness” further complicates attempts to coherently define postmodernism.
To embrace postmodernism is to deny the power of and existence of God.
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV
Postmodernism vs. Other Worldviews
The postmodern worldview is different from most other worldviews, known for refuting and simultaneously supporting fluctuating beliefs asserting that anecdotes do not influence worldview.
The most uncomplicated and transparent element of the postmodern world view is based on how it perceives worldview as opposed to other worldviews. Other worldviews frame their view based on how ‘the real world is, whereas postmodernism targets how we perceive worldview.”
Furthermore, a belief that reality is ultimately unknowable and manifested of “situatedness” frustrates one’s desire for logic and clarity. Postmodernists believe that no one has a “god’s eye view” of reality; therefore, no one can claim to have the truth about it. Even if that statement is true, what does it mean, and how does it add to or support the importance of having a worldview.
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Whether the Postmodern Worldview has a point or not remains a mystery to many, perhaps because the overall concept of postmodernism misses the point of life in general. What would Jesus say about postmodernism? This is the question I find myself asking.
As it may be, any worldview that denies and omits the existence, relevance, and supreme enthrallment of the Lord in the lives of those He created should be taken with a grain of salt.
Further, it does not matter how many new words man creates or how he twists and turns them; there is only one Truth, and believers are the first and only humans to acquire that Truth.
Having knowledge of different worldviews is beneficial and necessary. Still, it is more important to understand that man’s plethora of philosophies are designed to impress the world, and when they go, and when Jesus returns, so goes their philosophies.
The fact that postmodern worldviews bring with them confusion indicates its beliefs are not of God, who is not the author of confusion.
Postmodernism worldviews seem to go overboard only to drown other worldviews in a sea of irrelevant words.
Anybody can generate a new word, a new phrase or belief that merely amounts to a passing in the wind if those words serve to pontificate over man’s intellect rather than God’s magnificence.
For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints, 1 Corinthians 14: 33