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    Existentialism In Grendel

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    decisions in life that determines who we are. This theory of free will is also known as existentialism. In the book Grendel, John Gardner presented many theories, but existentialism stood out as the most important theory. Existentialism is the philosophy of finding oneself and the meaning of life through free will and personal responsibility. Existentialism focuses on the choices we make,…

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    portions of Hermann Hesse's, Siddhartha. Though stated at the end of the novel, it is clear that this message was intended to resonate throughout the entire literary journey. This book is clearly a representation of Buddhist philosophy, accompanied with hints of other Indo-Asian philosophy. However, it is also a clear excavation through the spiritual journey of the main character, Siddhartha. Siddhartha’s life begins quaintly as the son of a Brahmin in some point of India's ancient religious…

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    Secular Humanism exists mainly because of evil. When something terrible happens, people lose faith. If a God is so powerful and loving, why does he allow evil? As the Greek philosopher Epicurus wrote: “If the Gods have the will to remove evil and cannot, then they are not all-powerful. If they are neither willing nor able, they are neither all-powerful nor benevolent. If they are able and willing to annihilate evil, why does it exist?” (A Humanist Discussion of Evil and Suffering…

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    and analogy of the city. However, the allegory of the cave does not acknowledge this belief, it is in fact akin to Buddhism. The first issue confronting the people of the cave, and those wishing to follow the Buddhist faith is that of people in chains of a false reality. In both philosophy and Buddhism it is essential that you must detach yourself from that material world. The climb up the cave is similar to following the eightfold path, and emerging is analogous to achieving enlightenment. In…

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    founder because the religion grew out of various religious and also traditions. In Taoist thinking they do not have a God but are similar to Confucianism the absolute main difference is that Daoism is a religion, while Confucianism is merely a philosophy. My city is made up of various religions where a specific religion like Christians pray to God and have their days of worship called the Sabbath. They go to church this day to honour their creator who is God. They sing and dance while praising…

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    and hurting you at the same time! The Dalai Lama told a story about how he observed a "therapeutic" anger management group instructed to hit and yell at pillows that were supposed to be the embodiment of the person who had caused them hurt. Buddhist philosophy teaches compassion and tolerance, not beating up something to let out anger! After the anger exercise when the people announced that they felt relieved of their anger, it came as no surprise to the Dalai Lama when one of the participants…

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    7 Conflicting Truth Claims Theory Name: Institution: Date: There are many arguments and theories that have been advanced to argue against the God’s existence. However, these arguments and theories have been met by critics and opposing claims that seek to discredit them. One of the theories against the God’s existence is the conflicting truth claims theory. This theory is premised on the religious diversity of various religions across the world. According to this theory, there…

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    Descartes Triangles

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    Consolidation of the Mind, Being, and God Just as Descartes uses triangles as a powerful tool of proof, a triangle can be created between the concepts of mind, being, and God. That is, these three notions have significant connection to each other. For the purpose of this paper, imagine that the mind, being, and God are each the vertex of a triangle with lines connecting them. The purpose of this triangle is not to add a mystical element to this paper but rather to use it as a tool to organize…

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    Religious Idealism

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    James defines religion as an individual's feelings towards whatever he or she considers the Divine. The Divine is not strictly defined as a deity; James holds that Buddhists and even secularists can have some idea of the divine. The Divine is simply some sort of conception of a whole that exists independently of the individual. Religion to James requires some viewpoint about the universe as a whole that is neither complaint…

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    however is responsibility. There is no guidance and we seek meaning although we do not know what we are seeking meaning to. There is anguish in not knowing our meaning or purpose and we are faced with continuous uncertainty. Through existentialism and Buddhist teachings, I Heart Huckabees looks upon the life of Albert to determine the meaning we continue to seek. According to Sartre, the human bears the burden of anguish. That is, every choice we make is a choice for humankind. All human…

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