I did a fun experiment this evening. I googled the word "worldview" and then filtered my search to web appearances in just the past 24 hours. And then I collated the data. Holy cow, how I do LOVE collating data!! Anyway, here's what I discovered...
Out of the most recent 100 mentions of "worldview" online, 89 of those references were religious.
(And since 7 more had to do with Pokemon, I'm not sure I shouldn't count those as well
) But 85 of the 89 specifically clarified the term to either "Christian worldview" or "biblical worldview."
If you run in faith-based homeschooling circles, you will often hear one of those phrases thrown around as a key reason behind the choice to home-educate. The iHomeschoolNetwork, for example, is hosting a Google Hangout
today called "Teaching Worldview to Your Children." And they specify that the hangout is from a Christian perspective.
But, I'm definitely not convinced that religious homeschoolers have the market on teaching worldview. I'm not even sure how the term became so closely aligned with religion in recent years. According to my beloved Google-data, worldview simply implies "a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world." Which means EVERYONE has a worldview. And if you have children, then you are OBVIOUSLY imparting that worldview to your children.
I guess the question comes down to HOW that worldview is shared. I'm assuming parents - - secular or Christian - -