A worldview is a set of assumptions (beliefs) that may be true, partially true, or entirely false, which people hold (consciously or unconsciously, consistently or inconsistently) about the basic makeup of our world.
A worldview supplies answers to certain rock-bottom questions that work together to provide what seems to be a coherent frame of reference for all thought and action in regard to the world. James Sire lists seven questions. Your answers to these questions make up your worldview:
- What is really real?
- What is the nature of the world around us?
- What is a human being?
- What happens to a person at death?
- Why is it possible to know anything at all?
- How do we know what is right or wrong?
- What is the meaning of human history?