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Joe Delsen


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Can we have a singular worldview to rule us all?

I believe we can have singular worldview that can take any belief, any issue, any problem, any solution, any concern and see the meaning and relevance of all these and avoid many confusion and disharmony that plague us today.



Closing Statement from Joe Delsen

If you and I want to truly see this universal worldview, what our true freedom shows is that we can open our hearts and minds to any ideas that we perceive to be different or contradictory to our own set of principles and see how it translates into our own and realize that we do all have a universal worldview. The only difference is we express it in our diverse cultures and language. When we open our hearts and minds to care and understand, the hope and promise is we will see this universal worldview.

The ideal convergence of perspectives is our fundamental unity, barring that, let's start with our mutual interests - basic rights (food, shelter, education, healthcare, work, security) and universal principles - truth, justice, freedom, and the power of caring, hoping and trusting.

The essence of the belief system that I have grown into and the NDE which I would call the"anomaly" of all belief systems (belief systems being only based on "faith") and non-theist convictions (the anomaly of scientific evidence of higher dimensions) has so far shown me our fundamental unity.

This what I call "universal perspective" has given me consistencies and meaning to any TED talk, news or any information that I have encountered so far.

This is the basis of my intuition that we can transform our world, if we all keep an open mind to understand and an open heart to care, and translate all these into concrete actions.

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  • Jun 12 2011: I think so, one day. I believe that this goal is still way beyond our times, though I definitely think that it is achievable. It reminds me of Kant's work, and his argument that there is an universal sense of reason that everyone can objectively agree to. This philosophy was expanded in Rawl's idea of the invisible veil. It might take a while, but a singular worldview seems inevitable to me.

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