Atheistic Existentialism - Life Domains Essay

650 Words Jun 19th, 2011 3 Pages
CWV-101 Christian Worldview Module 4
T Forrest - Instructor

Directions: Complete the “Atheistic Existentialism” column in the table below by filling in the cells from information provided in the textbook.

Atheistic Existentialism / REALITY
The only reality for an AE is the one they create for themselves…everything is matter – everything is connected as some form of matter or energy and in a cause and effect relationship

Atheistic Existentialism / KNOWLEDGE
The only knowledge comes from our own senses.

Atheistic Existentialism / HUMAN NATURE
To an AE – humans are allowed free-will, personalities and consciences – but don’t have any reason to do anything with it

Atheistic Existentialism / HUMAN PROBLEMS
Their problem is
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Don’t be led by your inner needs, wants, voices, it is absurd to follow these “accidental causes” of evolution - because you don’t need anything more than the basics to survive.

Personal Reflection
Directions: Briefly summarize your personal reflection on the information that you have entered into Tables 1 and 2 in this assignment.

It is interesting to see the “evolution” of these 3 worldviews. From the Naturalist who views everything as natural in it’s existence – you exist based on your senses and experiences alone to the Secular Humanist with their realization that humans are wonderful – great creatures with personalities and determinations, but it doesn’t matter…to the Atheistic Existentialist (AE) – who finally realizes that the innermost feelings and desires we have as humans do exist, but would be better off “killed” or cut out than to be nurtured and followed.

To me - It is just man’s way of not wanting to give credit where credit is do! So many people feel they have to “give up” so much to follow God. The only way Satan can “win” is to have more souls in his army than God. He finds our weaknesses and zeroes in on them to keep us from realizing the truth. Man’s ego and sense of self is historically his ruination. It’s easy to see how in these days, these 3 views – all making humans the only thing that matter and by crossing out God, satan is able to lead many astray.

(NIV) Matthew 7:13-14 " 13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the

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