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TSA employees and opposing worldviews
My friends there are two major worldviews about life and who we are in this world. One worldview is sometimes called the spiritual worldview, and those who hold this view may be called believers. According to the spiritual worldview there is a trancendence to this world and our existence in it. There is a force, a higher power that goes beyond the physical, which even though unseen still exists.
The other worldview is the materialist, the belief that nothing exists beyond that which can be touched, seen, smelled, tasted, or heard. There is nothing spiritual. Only the physical exists. Those who hold this view may be called atheist.
TSA employees; WHO ARE YOU?
According to the spiritual worldview:
According to the materialist/atheist worldview:
Here is a hypothetical situation to demonstrate how one's worldview can impact one's actions. For example, a person is angry over how he or she, or their spouse, children, parents, or friend, were treated at a TSA checkpoint. They may have objected to being forced to go through the advanced imaging technology scanners or an enhanced pat down; they may believe their dignity and civil rights were violated by the TSA. They may feel they were verbally abused or threatened by TSA employees while seeking to travel. They seek justice from the government but are told nothing will be done to right the wrong he/she believes has been done..
Now, in this hypothetical example, this person has a weapon and wants revenge and will get justice for himself. He may be willing to take it out on those TSA employees involved in the incident, or anyone associated with the TSA. This person may seek to strike at your workplace, as you go to work, or where you live (one TSA employee after a Tennessee airport incident had her address put on facebook). This person may want to take it out on your spouse as she goes to work or shop, or even your child as he is waiting for the school bus.
Or, perhaps there is a fellow TSA employee at your checkpoint or office. Perhaps this person is angry over something that happened at home, perhaps something at work (think of the TSA on TSA murder in Mississippi). Maybe this fellow employee is someone you've always felt uneasy about. Or maybe he or she is the quiet type, doesn't bother anyone, keeps to himself, just the way the neighbors on the evening news typically describe the killer who's just gone on a murderous rampage.
Now the person is in position to strike; the weapon is concealed but ready to be used. He pauses to think again about what he's about to do.
What would the two worldviews say to this person
The spiritual worldview, which I'm proclaiming, would say:
The materialist/atheist worldview would say:
As a TSA employee which worldview works for you? Which one would you want this potential attacker to consider?
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