The Worldview Of Existentialism As A Polar Opposite Of Christianity

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The worldview of existentialism is a polar opposite of Christianity. To find meaning with existentialism is impossible. It is also impossible to explain the nature of humanity or the nature of reality. The only logical and practical way to explain the nature of humanity and reality is through scripture and the existence of God.
The world is a cruel and unforgiving place. To many it is their destiny to find meaning in this world, by any means necessary. However, existentialists believe that there is no meaning to life and that we are all just born to die. They live their lives in complete freedom of choice and emphasize the individual. People make decisions based on what matters to them and not what is rational. The focus question of existentialists is to explain the existence of humanity and how there is no purpose of existence. They hold to the belief that there is no God or any other divine force. The only way to accept our life on this earth is to embrace existence. They embrace that by practicing personal freedom and choice. Do what matters to you. As Sartre once said “At first (Man) is nothing. Only afterward will he be something, and he himself will have made what he will be.” Another worldview that holds to similar views as existentialists, is Christian Existentialism. This may seem like a contradictory name, but demonstrates both sides to this view. Those who believe in Christian Existentialism believe that the focus should not be on our own reason, but should be…

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