Many factors influence the way in which one views the world. The formation of ones 'worldview' is a complex, difficult to understand process. Now think in less individualistic terms. The formation of a community's worldview is all the more complex. I like to think of the beauty of the diversity of beliefs, goals, dreams, memories of experinces, feelings etcetera that are floating around in the room in which my church meets every sunday. All of us, despite the immense diversity, are united as we hear the Word and eat and drink the body and blood of Jesus.