A New Worldview

From “20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America” by Ryan P. Burge

So what’s the antidote to this morass in which we find ourselves? It begins when people from all political persuasions start to embrace a worldview that is less partisan and more empirical.

To perceive the world in an empirical way is, in my estimation, a superpower. It means that emotion plays no role in how I receive and incorporate facts into my understanding of how society works. To be empirical is to rid myself of ideological, theological, and cultural bias and instead ruthlessly to seek out what is verifiably true in this world. If anything can unite a country that seems to be becoming more politically, economically, and religiously polarized every day, it’s the embracing of an empirical worldview. It may be the only thing we can ever agree on in the future.