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The Nature of Love in the Philosophy of Kierkegaard
The Nature of Love in the Philosophy of Kierkegaard
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...nature of dutiful love. It is the second stair of the wired stairs. Christian love Christian love is the central issue propagating agape. In the Works of Love Kierkegaard claims that god is love. Love for the neighbor is of great importance for Christians. God’s represents love and propagates love to our neighbors. Thus, Christian love cannot be identified with romantic love, parental love etc. The love to neighbor is love not to abstraction, but to every individual I meet. “There is a conflict... ?The Nature of Love in the Philosophy of Kierkegaard Introduction Philosophy of Kierkegaard is a great value for all people. It opens our eyes on thegreatest feeling of the world, on Love. Kierkegaard...
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Mini-Essay Philosophy of Human Nature Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and Kant
Mini-Essay Philosophy of Human Nature Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and Kant
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...nature among the Greatest Philosophers Absolute knowledge doesnt exist regardless which discipline it is. The human nature is just one discipline. Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Kant etc., all have given their insights about human nature but none has grasped it completely. This seems similar to the concept of God because no one has fully comprehended God or the concept of God either. The reason is, among many things, one puzzling thing about human nature is its complexity. It would be easier to understand the human nature if we just consider this creature a creature of habit, but it is not that simple. Plato gave his Allegory of the Cave explaining this habitual nature... The Disagreement on Human nature ...
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Discuss Augustines understanding of the relation between human loves and the love of God, with particular focus on his experience of the death of his friend (described in Book IV of the Confessions)
Discuss Augustines understanding of the relation between human loves and the love of God, with particular focus on his experience of the death of his friend (described in Book IV of the Confessions)
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...God. Augustine viewed language as a petty tool to reach the truths of the supreme power. The example also reflects that God will be present eternally but the creation will come and move making space for others to complete the totality. Augustine signified that loving humans was the best thing, and there was a purpose why God created this feeling of love in the human heart. The human beings were created in such a way that if someone’s love was not reciprocated, the individual’s conscience would not rest in peace. The nature of this love should be undemanding and selfless. As he said with the love of his other friends his grief for the dead friend gradually mellowed down... Augustine’s view of the...
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Plato Symposium: Origin, Purpose and Nature of Law
Plato Symposium: Origin, Purpose and Nature of Law
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...nature and forms of love according to Plato in The Symposium. Nature of Love Diotema uses the mortal and divine to explain the nature of love and claims that it is the bridge separating the two worlds. She agrees with Socrates that love adores beautiful things and therefore it cannot be divine since one does not go after what he already has and gods are already good and beautiful. She claims that love springs from a state of absolute poverty but it has the possibility... The Origin, Purpose and Nature of Love In the Symposium, Plato tells us about the nature of love as described by seven men attending a symposium. In the drinking party, every man is expected to deliver a speech about how wonderful love...
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What (if anything) is the role of the will of God in deciding what is good and what is bad Does what is ethically good for human beings have anything to do with divine commandments If so, in what way Is it that Gods perfect wisdom allows God to know
What (if anything) is the role of the will of God in deciding what is good and what is bad Does what is ethically good for human beings have anything to do with divine commandments If so, in what way Is it that Gods perfect wisdom allows God to know
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...nature but are in fact executed in order to justify or cover up certain bad acts. For instance, a third world country may be asking for loans and donations from rich countries but may not be investing all the money in improving the economy. Rather the leaders of the country may be keeping a large portion of the money for their own benefit and only giving out a small portion of it to the needy people. These leaders are able to justify their actions by claiming that it was because of their efforts, time and convincing power that the rich countries sanctioned the amount to the third world country... Reflection What is good and what is bad is something that is not always clear. Some acts may be good in...
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Belief in God
Belief in God
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...God 1) Steven Pinker According to Steven Pinker, science has indeed made the belief in God obsolete because as the varied scientific disciplines like natural sciences, biology and psychology have started furnishing answers to the many salient questions, to explain which the humanity has to earlier rely on the notion of God, there has been a gradual shift towards a secular capacity for reason and research and religion and faith have lost importance (Pinker 1). Personally speaking, to me Steven Pinker seems to take a limited view of the current scientific developments. Just because many of the natural phenomenon and puzzles could be traced to commensurate rational explanations... , this no...
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A Theological Reflection on the Eschatological Nature of Salvation Related to Pauls Statement in Rom. 11:26
A Theological Reflection on the Eschatological Nature of Salvation Related to Pauls Statement in Rom. 11:26
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...NATURE OF SALVATION AND JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ACCORDING TO ROMANS 11:26. All Israel shall be saved is a Biblical affirmation of the success of God’s plan of salvation for his chosen people, Israel (Romans 11:26). Salvation is rooted in no other Person but in that of Christ Jesus. By understanding the previous sections of the theme text and a study of the systems of grafting, circumcision, Jesus and his roles, one grasps the concept of the eschatological nature of salvation. Jesus became sin for man but remained untarnished by sin itself. Comprehending Jesus enigmatic twoness merged into one-his divinity and humanity, one also gains more insight into the spiritual significance... THE ESCHATOLOGICAL...
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Existence of God
Existence of God
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...God The four arguments for the existence of God are ontological, which is when God exists if we can argue and conceive this, if we baseour feelings of his existence off of intuition; cosmological, which is the belief that for the universe to exist as it does, then there must have been a God that had created it; teleological, which is when people believe that God exist because of an order and the details of a creation, such as human lives; and the moral argument, which states that there could be no morality without God. Out of these four arguments, the one that I find the most convincing is the ontological argument. I feel that this argument is the strongest because it is the one... that is...
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Justice
Justice
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...God is presented as not only loving and long-suffering, but also a righteous judge who will come to discipline the unrepentant and the evil. This is as true in the Old Testament as in the New Testament. The Book of Revelation particularly talks about Gods judgment on the nations and his extensive demolition of nations. Likewise, the Old Testament emphasizes occasions where God reached out to sinning nations and gave them extraordinary grace. For instance, the Ninevites were given a chance to repent in the book of Jonah, although their actions were wicked. Therefore, all through the Bible, the nature of God remains... The Old Testament versus the New Testament Justice Introduction In the whole Bible, God...
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God the Communicator
God the Communicator
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...God We can see throughout the Bible that God has been communicating to His people, revealing Himself through signs in the Old Testament, and putting on the human form through incarnation in the New Testament. Through God’s incarnation becoming Jesus Christ, He communicates His unconditional and eternal love for man, dying on the cross to fulfill man’s redemption to convey this message. According to Fjeldstad (2010), Jesus Christ is “proclaimed as the essence of communication,” with the verse in John 1:1-14 revealing that God is the Word, which became flesh. He also presents in the article that through Jesus’ deeds in His earthly living, healing, feeding, comforting and restoring... The Communicating God...
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Philosophy- Does God exist
Philosophy- Does God exist
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...God whom people always told her about. I told her that He was an all-powerful, all-knowing and all-good God. “But where is He?” asked my friend. “He is everywhere.” I answered. Dissatisfied with my answer, my friend asked me as to how I am so sure that He exists. And so I began to tell her about how I was introduced to a the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas. Aquinas’ formulates five ways to prove God’s existence. Only one however, the argument from change, made an impression to me. It states that things are in motion. If so, then there must be a mover. This mover cannot be the thing itself for a thing cannot itself to move. So it must have... ?A long time ago, a friend of mine wondered much about this...
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God Does Exist
God Does Exist
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...God Does Exist Man is superior to all living organisms. While this may be seen as a debatable argument, it is evident with the way man has progressed in this world since the evolution of mankind on the face of the Earth as compared to all other living organisms. Chimpanzees have lived in the trees since the start of the world, whereas man has lived in caves, palaces, houses and skyscrapers all by his own effort. Nothing but man covers his body with clothes. These and many more examples like these make it evident that man is the most superior being on the Earth. What makes man the most superior to everything in the world is his brain. It is our senses that fundamentally make us stand out... 17 November...
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How do the arguments that motivate the Five Ways also help us to understand the nature of mind
How do the arguments that motivate the Five Ways also help us to understand the nature of mind
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...God. Anything having a sense of purpose therefore requires assistance and guidance from the ultimate and self-sufficient being who is God (McGrath 15). This insinuates that the mind is in a continuous state of cognizance since beings do not die for not thinking. Thus, the mind is free and concrete in its apparent emptiness. It does not deteriorate or decline. Works Cited Tveter, Aaron. Nature of the Mind. Bloomington: Xlibris Corporation, 2010. Print. Carruthers, Peter. The nature of the mind: an introduction. New York: Routledge, 2004. Print. Gardiner, Philip. Proof: Does God Exist? Riverdale: Reality...
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A Theological Reflection on the Eschatological Nature of Salvation Related to Pauls Statement in Rom. 11:26
A Theological Reflection on the Eschatological Nature of Salvation Related to Paul's Statement in Rom. 11:26
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...NATURE OF SALVATION AND JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH ACCORDING TO ROMANS 11:26. All Israel shall be saved is a Biblical affirmation of the success of God’s plan of salvation for his chosen people, Israel (Romans 11:26). Salvation is rooted in no other Person but in that of Christ Jesus. By understanding the previous sections of the theme text and a study of the systems of grafting, circumcision, Jesus and his roles, one grasps the concept of the eschatological nature of salvation. Jesus became sin for man but remained untarnished by sin itself. Comprehending Jesus enigmatic twoness merged into one-his divinity and humanity, one also gains more insight into the spiritual significance... ?THE ESCHATOLOGICAL...
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Summaries of four critical articles/essays about the literary work
Summaries of four critical articles/essays about the literary work
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...God, in whose power they are, is not then very angry with them; as he is with many miserable creatures now tormented in hell, who there feel and bear the fierceness of his wrath. Yes, God is a great deal more angry with great numbers that are now on earth…” (Edwards 1741) Edward gives detailed account of the nature of God’s wrath. Indeed the torture and torment that awaits the sinners in hell is presented in an elaborate fashion. For example, he says, “They are now the objects of that very same anger and wrath of God, that is expressed in the torments of hell”. (Edwards 1741) Following... Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God – Jonathan Edwards – Enfield, Connecticut, July 8, 1741. The sermon issued by...
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The Work of Discipleship
The Work of Discipleship
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...nature of Jesus Christ with regards to the New Testament’s epistles and records of the canonical Gospels. The main considerations given to this study include the person and the nature of God in relation to Jesus Christ’s own person and nature. Christology per say is an amalgamation study of the entire life of Jesus Christ, his teachings, acts and everything about his ministry and understanding what salvation is and the prospects in salvation as a whole. Majorly, Christology bases on the Apostolic Age of the gospel... The Work of Discipleship Background Study Christology is a term that originates from Greek language. It is a Christian based theological area of study which focuses on the person and nature...
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Human Nature
Human Nature
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...Nature As a reader, one should ask oneself what is the deepest connection between the humans in nature, and human beings in the community, and does it lead to progress or destruction? The human nature can be compared to human beings around communities as there is the study and writings over generations and generations to come, basing on books and article. With reference to William Manchester, human beings have been into physical war for a long time, Williams sites World War II as it came to an end, and it was at Okinawa on an Easter Sunday which happened to be fools day. Using a landing force, they decide to cripple U.S. invasion fleet involving 1200 ships via attacks... on the sea and in the...
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Nature Writing
Nature Writing
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...Nature A narrative that explores the beautyand elegance of the natural world is never complete. Aldo Leopold takes on the challenge of creating descriptions of nature in his work A Sand County Almanac which is especially well done in his chapter, “Marshland Elegy”. Even he writes about the inability for language to ever fully describe nature when he says “Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language” (Leopold 160). The following paper will examine the descriptions of nature in Aldo Leopold’s work... A Sand County Almanac: The Humility of Trying to Capture the Essence of Nature A ...
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The Question of God
The Question of God
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...God The book tries to perceive human life from two different opposed points of view. t brings out the perceptions and beliefs of a believer and that of an Unbeliever. The book provokes the readers’ thoughts. It brings out the questions how our social and personal lives influence how we understand our purpose in life. The book shows the views of a person who sees the world from a secular point of view and the other who sees it from the spiritual side of view. The book consists of two main characters C.S. Lewis who is a theist and Sigmund Freud an atheist (Armand 17). Freud was a dominant atheist in his entire existence, yet the question regarding God continued to re-occur in his life... The Question of...
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Novels and god
Novels and god
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...God is one of the most pinnacle elements that are discussed in novels. God is pivotal in lovely bones because of morality view that itoffers. In the novel, Lovely Bones, in which Susie is brutally raped and murdered- Susie’s killer would often sit and stare at bracelet. It seemed that he began to feel safe. Susie’s killer would often sit, fiddling with a charm of her bracelet while he stared at the chest which stored her body. In her narrative, Susie said the killer felt he was safe and had desire to kill again. This is an interesting point as divinity should interfere with personal life of humans. In this context, the author quotes and correlates the Bible by stating, “Woe to those... The concept of...
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Hitlers table talk
Hitler's table talk
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...God, who makes the natural laws throughout the universe. In his description about the nature of God, he agreed that he was mighty and bigger (Cameron et al 3). He even agreed that the Jesuits would play a significant role in the winning of the war against the soviets. Hitler was a philosopher who believed in his philosophies and those of other people. Before he started engaging in talks with other allied nations, he held the philosophy that only war... Hitler’s personality Various theories and beliefs exist about the famous German leader Adolf Hitler. Many people question his sense of humanity while others his source of inspiration and the motivating factor towards his actions during the World War II....
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Changing Perspectives of God
Changing Perspectives of God
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...God The depiction of religious symbols and concepts is one which varies by the stories which are established and the communication used between the stories. When looking at the stories of creation, it is noted that there are similarities and difference between the depictions of God and how He is referred to according to the variations of religion and expectation. When looking at the story of creation from the Old Testament, there are differences that are found between Job and the priest that make the different depictions. The basis of what God represents to the religion remains the same symbol. However, there are changes which occur based on the cultural affiliations... ? Changing Perspectives of God The ...
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Understanding How God Calls
Understanding How God Calls
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...God Calls al Affiliation) Understanding How God Calls God created humanity to be His helpers hereon earth. As such, He is always in communication with His people. In the modern world, people have been caught up with the need to satisfy economic demands ignoring their religious purpose in the world. However, God’s call to humanity is relentless. God is powerful and will always ensure that His people understand how he calls. In addition, God calls people in different ways depending on their personalities. It is imperative to understand how God calls to acknowledge His undying love for humanity. Prayer and Worship God uses the power of prayer to call unto His people. It is through... Understanding How...
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Human nature
Human nature
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...Nature to be Cruel to other? According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary, being cruel to others is defined by having pleasure at other people’s suffering, or simply put, enjoying other people’s suffering. There are people who believe that cruelty or being cruel to others is part of human nature with most of them trying to explain their position by arguing that it is because on cruelty that subjects in the Stanley Milgram’s experiment acted as they did, and why none of the 38 people who witnessed and heard Kitty Genovese call for help did not respond to help or even call the police. Yes, I agree with their believe that cruelty is part of human nature; however, I do not agree... in and not much...
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Recycling & Nature
Recycling & Nature
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...Nature is one of the most prominent waste producers. However, nature is able to recycle whatever the wastes produced by it so that waste accumulation may not take place on earth. Apart from nature, all the living things including human are producing huge amounts of wastes on earth. The major difference between the waste produced by human and other living things is the fact that majority of the human made wastes are not degrading naturally. The amount of human made wastes are accumulating on earth which means one day our earth may become a place of wastes rather than a place of living things. Waste management is thus...
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A COMPARATIVE OF BIBLICAL SELF-CONCEPT AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SELF-CONCEPT
A COMPARATIVE OF BIBLICAL SELF-CONCEPT AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SELF-CONCEPT
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...God, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. The bible depicts that when individuals represent themselves according to the nature of God, the likeness of god becomes the individual’s quintessence. In addition, biblical self-concept also comes from the Christian teacher. In this case, the Christian teacher must behave and act in a right way and be an example to the students. As depicted in the bible, Jesus in his teachings tells people that when they make the Kingdom of God their first priority, all other things shall be added unto them. According to this therefore, self-concept, which judges the behavior...
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The contemporary nature of primary school teaching
The contemporary nature of primary school teaching
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...Nature of School Teaching It is believed by many especially parents, that nothing is more precious than a young child. Every child is believed to be the angel, happiness and source of inspiration of any family. They are also believed to be the father of man because from them, we borrow our environment and nature. Politically speaking, they will be the future leaders of any nation. These reasons let any one treat any child as a gem, very precious and should not be hurt. They should also be taught very well to become good, intelligent, and able to lead the nation in the future (Babbie, 1999). Children, however, have few emotional resources with which to cope with problems... and...
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The Nature Of The Human Genius
The Nature Of The Human Genius
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...Nature Of The Human Genius Throughout the course of history, there have been countless cases of extraordinary human beings whose inventions, thoughts, findings, hypothesis and theories have changed the world. People have been awed by the way their mind works, casting them off as superior intelligence, being one in a million. With the likes of Einstein, Aristotle, Galileo and Da Vinci amidst examples, most would often agree that these were people who were born with astonishing abilities. (Hart 8) They had something in them that set them apart from the rest, giving them a certain distinction. It is a rather simple statement with a lot of truth bound to it. Geniuses are, in fact, born... ’...
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Hobbes and Locke views on the State of Nature
Hobbes and Locke views on the State of Nature
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...natural right’. In the state of nature, he argues, humans are essentially free, and further, within the state of nature, all “men” or humans are equal. Human freedom, however, is not a state of licence and he argues that the law of nature is ordained by God from which humans should or ought to regulate their behaviour. This law of nature gives humans their natural rights, and within this, we all have a right to life and a right to some liberty, as long, however as our actions do not infringe upon the natural rights of others: “the state of nature has a law of nature to govern it, which obliges every one: and reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind, who will but consult... ?Both Thomas Hobbes and...
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Is nature a synonym for natural resources (in social anthropology)
Is nature a synonym for natural resources (in social anthropology)
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...nature. It epitomises the dichotomy of issues that characterise any analysis of culture. As stated, this dichotomy usually pits two issues that are diametrically opposed to each other. Such issues include reason versus passion; masculine versus feminine; and good versus evil (Layton, 1998, 11). This paper endeavours to delve into the issue of Cultural Anthropology with specific reference to the notion of dualism. It analyzes the divide between the natural and cultural as a dualist issue deeply rooted in the western thoughts on anthropology in society. Dualism... ?Introduction Anthropology, as its very suggests, is the study of humanity. Anthropos is Greek for ‘man’ while logia refers to ‘study’ in the...
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Socrates:Philosphy Of God
Socrates:Philosphy Of God
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...nature, causes or principles of reality, knowledge or values based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods” (philosophy def 2). The Main Points The differences between philosophy then and now Discussion question 1 and two interpretations of the information Discussion question 2 and two interpretations of the information Socrates the well known philosopher taught that if people truly knew what was good they would do good. He believed that if someone acts in a way that is wrong or bad he or she did not really know that they were acting that way. Socrates preached that one of the habits... Socrates: To Know the Good is to do the Good. The Definition of Philosophy is the “investigation of the...
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Reflections of Nature-Nurture and the Issue of Cloning
Reflections of Nature-Nurture and the Issue of Cloning
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...God has given us the power to procreate. He has given us the power to reproduce. Not recreate. The ability to exactly replicate a human clone mimicking the behaviour of the donating the genetic code is neither possible scientifically, nor are they in agreement with the laws of nature. The personality of an individual is the sum total of his behavior, thoughts and expressions. It also includes how they react to others and to the environment. In fact, the personality of an individual itself is constantly changing. These changes occur because of the experiences that happen in one’s life, the inferences one draws from these and the lessons one learns (or...
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Ethics and God
Ethics and God
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...God: Yes, ethics fundamentally depends upon the existence of God for its justification, validity and sustainability. In the world in which we live, ethics helps us distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. Ethics lays standards for us that we need to follow in each and every matter of life so that we may be able to do things in a humanistic way. Ethics make humans different from animals, otherwise, man is just another kind of animal. As long as there is ethics, there is humanity. The question here is, “Who decides the ethical standards for humans?” Certainly, the answer is God Almighty! There are various religions in this world, that differ in their intrinsic... ? 24 January, Ethics and God:...
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Discuss the definition and the sources of Christian theology, and how is systematic theology related to biblical theology and Christian ethics
Discuss the definition and the sources of Christian theology, and how is systematic theology related to biblical theology and Christian ethics
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...God reveals his truth to the church in some collective way, the church also claims that god can manifest himself directly through the leaders of the church. The third source can be through General Revelation, it is said by many that God’s person and character is revealed in nature. When man contemplates about nature it is with no doubt that he is having a true knowledge of God. Evidentialist apologists of England can epitomize this source. The fourth source through which source of theology can manifest itself is by Special revelation, the Bible claims to be a direct revelation to man...
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Hitlers Table Talk
Hitlers Table Talk
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...nature of God – Every person has feelings for the Almighty. Priests threatens that those people will be punished who refuses His existence. It is a being where everyone can get a refuge and help in case of unhappiness. One should consider a habit to believe in Him. Russians will probably face death, as they don’t believe in God. Christianity. Islam and Roman Empire – Christianity... HITLER’S TABLE TALK” (Your teacher’s due Hitler’s table talk during the period of 1941-1944, illustrates his private conversations in relation to specific topics and scenarios. All of these in accordance with the year are discussed below: 1941: 5th July- 31st December Coal and petroleum reserves - He believes that man is the ...
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God as Redeemer
God as Redeemer
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...God as Redeemer Introduction Religion and culture go hand in hand in an individual lifetime here on earth reasonbeing culture is the complete social tradition of a man. To be more specific the normal heritage of a human group, that is the way they leave and coexist with one another. Religion is more culture reason being it made up of belief and values. However, despite believing in one supernatural being, there is a division that later formed religion due to different in interpreting what GOD wanted from man. This has made me to believe that religion is mans effort to reach GOD. To begin with, religion is a critical aspect in a man’s...
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Human nature
Human nature
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...Nature Virtues have a very important and positive impact on human character. Some of the virtues that improve human character are temperance, silence, order, resolution, frugality, industry, sincerity, justice, moderation, punctuality, cleanliness, and chastity (Shaker, 2012). For example, the virtue of punctuality has played a huge role in improving my academic performance as punctuality helps me reach the school in time, deliver the assignments in time, and timely revise my lessons so that I am able to achieve good grades. Similarly, the virtue of cleanliness is very important as it makes me presentable to others as well as helps me maintain good health. Just like virtues have a positive... Human...
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City of God
City of God
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...God Introduction of God is a 2002 movie set in South America in Brazil with the director being Fernando Meirelles. An individual can easily realize relevance of the movie considering that it is adapted from a novel, with complementation with the real time events. The movie mainly concentrates on the life in the city presenting organized crime in the suburbs of the city, Rio de Janeiro. Consequently, it is easy to say that the main theme of the movie is crime in a city as it presents the violence existing between drug dealers. Considering the type of theme presented in the story, this article will use the movie to analyze various planning issues in the film like urban slum and physical... the...
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Spirituality: How the belief in God or Gods plays a pivotal role in The Odyssey and The Godfather epics
Spirituality: How the belief in God or Gods plays a pivotal role in The Odyssey and The Godfather epics
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...God or Gods as it Relates to The Odyssey and The Godfather The concept of god is a way of describing a power within a story that is outside of human control. This power can also be ascribed to a human within a story, giving them a control that is beyond what is normally within the frame of human control. In The Odyssey, Odysseus experiences a series of encounters with god or godlike powers that he must overcome to continue on his journey. In the film The Godfather (1972), the Corleone family becomes the embodiment of godlike powers, their spiritual life enhancing the nature of their own power through events of violence. The nature of myth and the way in which it defines... Spirituality: The Belief in...
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Is the punishment of Prometheus in Aeschylus Prometheus Bound just or unjust How does the play itself define justice
Is the punishment of Prometheus in Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound just or unjust How does the play itself define justice
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...nature, and who helped Zeus besides in Zeus’ battle against the Titan, that that punishment is unjust. The rest of the paper develops this idea (Aeschylus; Allen; Irby-Massey). II. On the Justice of the Punishment Meted on Prometheus by Zeus In the beginning of the play we see that Prometheus was being punished, and that continuing punishment throughout the play also consisted in his public humiliation. The continued messages that Zeus sent to him while tied to a rock, through Zeus’ messengers in a way is also a form of punishment, of the gods sending messages to the chained intellect... ? Justice in ‘Prometheus Bound’ by Aeschylus Table of Contents I. Introduction 3 II. On the Justice of the Punishment...
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What was new about Darwins theory of Human Nature
What was new about Darwin's theory of Human Nature
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...natural and sexual selection—were actively attacked and rejected. Darwins theory nearly shattered the traditional Christian notion that humanity, poised between beast and angel, was literally formed in Gods image. Darwin pointed out, long before we knew that we share 98.5 percent of our genetic material with chimpanzees, that what looks back at us in the mirror... What was new about Darwins theory of Human Nature? The idea of biological evolution has existed since ancient times, notably among Greek philosopherssuch as Epicurus and Anaximander. However, scientific theories of evolution were not established until the 18th and 19th centuries, by scientists such as Jean-Babtiste Lamarck and Charles Darvin....
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Morality and God
Morality and God
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...naturally as though it was all pre-planned. It is therefore most likely that the creator intended to create a universe that could support life, because it could have had different matter laws to bar the existence but it didn’t. It thus preposterous to assert the existence of God impossible. The theory of evolution has been around for more than a century... ? MORALITY AND GOD and number: submitted; Introduction Many things need to be considered to appropriately label a divine being as God. It would have to be all-powerful, all-knowledgeable, is everywhere and is all powerful. It is a realization that many people , both believers and non-believers doubt that the existence of God can be demonstrated or even ...
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Critical Analysis over any character in the Novel Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Critical Analysis over any character in the Novel Their Eyes were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
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...God and with nature. She stands strong in who she is and what she believes in. She has gone to the horizon and back and has grasped what it was she was looking for. She calls her soul to come in and see. And what the soul sees, is her own self, black, a woman, and full of grace, beauty peace and strength. Every writer has a story to tell. At times, they chose to tell the story in the form of an autobiography but other times they choose to tell the story through a different voice, one that they create. Sometimes, this voice in considered the alter-ego. The story which resonates in our hearts is the same story that is told via an alternate character. Through life was find... ?Their Eyes were Watching God...
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God Does Exist
God Does Exist
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...God Does Exist Man is superior to all living organisms. While this maybe seen as a debatable argument, it is evident with the way man has progressed in this world since the evolution of mankind on the face of the Earth as compared to all other living organisms. Chimpanzees have lived in the trees since the start of the world, whereas man has lived in caves, palaces, houses and skyscrapers all by his own effort. Nothing but man covers his body with clothes. These and many more examples like these make it evident that man is the most superior being on the Earth. What makes man the most superior to everything in the world is his brain. It is our senses that fundamentally make us stand out... ? 17 November...
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Spirituality: How the belief in God or Gods plays a pivotal role in The Odyssey and The Godfather epics
Spirituality: How the belief in God or Gods plays a pivotal role in The Odyssey and The Godfather epics
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...God or Gods as it Relates to The Odyssey and The Godfather The conceptof god is a way of describing a power within a story that is outside of human control. This power can also be ascribed to a human within a story, giving them a control that is beyond what is normally within the frame of human control. In The Odyssey, Odysseus experiences a series of encounters with god or godlike powers that he must overcome to continue on his journey. In the film The Godfather (1972), the Corleone family becomes the embodiment of godlike powers, their spiritual life enhancing the nature of their own power through events of violence. The nature of myth and the way in which it defines... Spirituality: The Belief in God ...
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The God Father
The God Father
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...God Father Trilogy The God Father Trilogy The Godfather Trilogy is a three part movie telling of the lives of an Italian Mafioso family directed by Francis Ford Coppola under Paramount Pictures. The trilogy is based on a novel by an Italian American Mario Puzo. Coppola (Sciannameo, 2010) presented the blockbusting trilogy as a metaphor for the United States capitalism and obsession with profit making. There is no actual mention of the word mafia, but the trilogy has courted controversy with equal approval and denunciation. Critics decry its perceived promotion of organised crime and its explicit depiction of Italian-Americans as gangsters (Sciannameo, 2010). The film has been accused... ...
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Kingdom of God
Kingdom of God
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...God. First of all, one should note that it is not observable (Luke 17:20). In other words, it is not same particular part of the physical world. Another point that should be mentioned is that Kingdom of God marks a new age in the development of the world. For example, in Luke 16:16 it is suggested that preaching of the new Gospel reflected the transition from old Jewish centered faith to new, international one. So, actual appearance of the Kingdom will be a major event in the history of humanity. In Mark 10:15... it is stated that if people want to enter Kingdom of God they should have child like faith. This is particularly important since it suggests that many people...
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Egyptian god Osiris
Egyptian god Osiris
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...god- Osiris Being one of the most well known gods of the Heliopolitan Ennead, Osiris was the first-born son of Geb and Nut. He had four siblings Set, Horus, Isis and Nephthys and he was deemed king of the underworld regardless of the fact that the priests of the Heliopolis appointed Atum as the head of the Ennead. His title as king of the underworld and the fact that he was referred to merely as the ‘god’ signifies his popularity and fame. Osiris came to be king of the underworld after Set murdered him; this also put him in the position of judging the souls of the dead. Also remarkable about Osiris, he once took on a human form and existed on earth (Hill). In addition... , as a mythological...
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Ten Commandments by God
Ten Commandments by God
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...God One of the weightiest arguments since time immemorial and bears so much on the rationale behind the Christian faith is about the existence of God. This in mind, it begs the question if whether one would follow the Ten Biblical Commandments if he or she knew about the existence of God. Many religious convictions believe the Ten Commandments form the foundation of morality and ideal behaviour. It becomes not only vital for religious purposes, but also for guiding proper and legal values of the people (Hamilton, 2003). After critical analysis of the Ten Commandments, am still not sure about God’s existence and if given a choice will not follow the ten commands. My opinions may... Ten Commandments by...
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Reactions papers
Reactions papers
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...God are unalterable. He sees every man and knows all the deeds and thoughts of people. People come to this world in order to improve themselves and serve the good. Man is the greatest of the divine creatures, the living image of God, while the nature of god is unidentified and mysterious. Islam is divided into three denominations: Sunni, Shia and Sufi (mystic Islam). The major difference between Sunni and Shia Islam is in their vision of the role of caliphs and Imams. Shias believe that only Muhammad’s descendents have the divine appointment and obey Imams, while Sunni accept the elected system of caliphate... Reaction papers History 2007 Letter 5. Basic fundamentals about Islam. The letter by the...
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