Existentialism has five major tenets. The first theme emphasizes the importance of how existence must be preceded with essence. Thus, a person could contribute his own self and actions in his existence to this world.2 The second theme would depend on a person’s inappropriate reasons and decisions. This could mean that an existentialist would not force himself or herself to think of ways to arrive at more complex ideas because one has the will of doing so. The third major tenet is the existentialism’s use of freedom, which contradicts the determinism of behavior. This notion tells that a person should not be manifested and controlled with the stimulating rewards for the behavior because one has a will and freedom to do things without conditions. The subsequent theme highlights subjectivity as a person’s search for a philosophical veracity. Hence, a person must find meaning in life with one’s personal immanence of mind and feelings instead of referring to one’s own and others’ objectives. Such factor leads to the last tenet – people should live well according to their desires, needs and wants that would give them freedom leading to positivity and happiness.
The belief system in existentialism disregards God as the man’s focus in search for meaning in life. Man intends to search oneself without highlighting the major importance of God’s omnipresence.3 There are certain contradictions to existentialism such as the quietism of despair which refers to one’s incapacity to react on the scriptural laws.4 Such objection refers to how one could be ineffective because one could have the tendency to be passive in moderating his life. This could prevent a person from improving something within him or her, because one tends to overindulge his or her freedom. Extensive objection tells that existentialism is unsoundly morbid in tolerating evil deeds as one’s freedom is abused.