The Critique Of The Manifesto Enters Through The Humanity Door

1408 Words Sep 18th, 2016 6 Pages
The three questions that each person attempts to answer before they die are who am I, where am I going, and why am I here. These questions can only be answered by an extensive look at an individual’s world view, especially the reality, knowing, God, humanity, and ethics of that individual. How you answer the three questions also depends on the “door” that you enter from when looking for the answer. The two big examples of a world view that we looked at in class were the Humanist Manifesto, and the book Why Should Anyone Believe in Anything at All. The manifesto enters through the humanity door and implies all humans are morally good in nature, and things like religion and processions make us the way we are. The book, on the other hand, comes from a worldview through the God door and says that depending on where you stand religiously, your world view could be very different. The author of that book also states that a person’s religious view could be entirely crafted from the experiences they have faced in their life. For example, if your life has been saved in a miraculous way, then that could be proof of a miracle, hence your faith could be strong. On the other hand, if you have lost someone that you love, you may have a different, less strong religious view. Personally, I think that everyone is entitled to their own religious views that are what our founding fathers believed. If we are not tolerable of someone’s religious views, then that is what leads us into war, and it…

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