The Primary Characteristics of the Postmodern Worldview – Part III

  • Another key characteristic of the Postmodern worldview is its “attitude of suspicion” towards those in authority. This characteristic stems from Postmodernism’s reaction to abuses of power by those in positions of authority during the Modern era of the 16th-20th centuries.
  • Within the Postmodern worldview there is a general assumption that those in authority have some agenda that they are trying to force on others. This gives rise to a tendency to disbelieve.
  • This attitude of suspicion is most obvious in the areas of politics and religion, where the Postmodern mind is extremely skeptical.
  • Next week we will highlight the consequence of this Postmodern attitude of suspicion- its deconstruction of traditional worldviews.

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