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  • Grego-Romans World Philosophies Response To 'The Epicurean'

    most. People were seeking hope and freedom from the tumultuous times. Philosophy, such as Stoicism, offered people a way of thinking that would free them from the preoccupations and anxiety of the cares consuming them and robbing them of their happiness and hope. Stoicism was another materialistic philosophy that people sought to free their minds from the depressing and oppressing times. Stoicism taught the view that everything was material including God, words, and even emotions were thought to be material. Emotions because of the physical parts of the human body that displayed emotion, such as smiling, or facial expressions of dismay and anger. Pantheism was also practiced by Stoics. The Stoics viewed God to be everything and that everyone and everything are God. Similar to the Epicureans, who practiced polytheism, pantheism takes polytheism to another level which teaches that everything is God. God is a tree, God is a rock, God is an animal, God is the sun, the moon, and you, you are God. The Stoics’ worldview encompassed the divine principle of Logos, not to be confused with the Greek term used in the Gospel of John whereby Jesus is the Word. Logos for Stoics was mind over matter. It was thought control over one’s destiny, the events in one’s life, whether fortune or misfortune. The idea is to think positively that all occurrences in life serve a divine purpose. Even evil is believed to be good in disguise. Stoicism was a worldview that had to be…

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  • Pantheism Definition

    Pantheism Definition The Pantheism worldview is about believing in the supernatural, metaphysical, and the immaterial. Pantheists believe all is one, and one is all. That means they believe that God is incorporated into the world, and they also believe that everything--including themselves--is all an illusion. Truth and Reality A pantheist’s truth and reality go together. A pantheist’s reality revolves around monism, which means all is one. Since pantheists are very into this concept,…

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  • Elements Of The Christian Worldview Of Pantheism

    The main character Eli has a strong belief in God the worldview of Pantheism. He befriended a young lady named Solara, who while on his journey learned . Carnegie a letter for this new world after the war is trying to take the book to use for his own gain. One example of a scene from the movie a conversation with Carnegie and Claudia were talking about the people and he said.” Faith is for the weak. It's for them out there, the sheep. This world is what you can see and touch and taste. It's…

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  • Exemplification Essay: Does Pantheism Cause Conflict?

    how pantheism could cease all conflict and destruction from ever happening. Pantheism can bring our species unity. Unlike religion, which pits us against each other fighting tooth and nail to defend our own ideologies. It could also help us realize our connection with the external world, and cause us to cease concerning ourselves with the three highest goods. If everyone believed in pantheism, we could potentially and finally have world peace. First of all, what is pantheism? For this paper we…

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  • Elizabeth Johnson's View Of The Doctrine Of Trinity

    of trinity ever identifies God as a man. Elizabeth Johnson’s idea of understanding God is not derived by placing God in the center, but is derived from placing the women’s experience as the starting point to understand God. Her understanding of God is completely against Barth’s understanding. Barth would never think of God as a man. His understanding is based on keeping God in center and thus is not derived from the human experiences. He says we can refer to God only as Father, Son and Holy…

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  • Comparing Schaeffer's Pollution And The Death Of Man

    In Pollution and the Death of Man (herein referred to as “the book”), Francis Schaeffer argues against two articles written in 1967: Why Worry About Nature? (Means, Richard L.), and The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis (White, Lynn). One of the articles says that Christians, because they believe that they were created by God, tend not to respect nature. The other article says how Americans do not treat the environment as well as they should. However, both writers suggest that America…

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  • Essay On Religion In Ancient India

    Paper 1 In ancient India, religious beliefs played an important role in everyday life. Many religions, including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Jainism, were found throughout Indian civilization dating back to 1500 B.C.E. The most predominating ancient religion, Hinduism, is still in practice today as one of the world’s oldest religions (India Religion). Indian culture exhibits interesting diversity that has been around for decades, but the main focal point discussed is about the…

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  • Democracy In America Analysis

    zealous; this creates an appearance of inequality among men. The final change Tocqueville offers in a way to make religion work in democracy is, “As men become more alike and equal, it is more important that religions, while carefully putting themselves out of the way of the daily movements of affairs, not collide unnecessarily with the generally accepted ideas and permanent interests that reign among the mass” (Tocqueville, 422-423). Tocqueville is saying that the church should not purposefully…

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  • Personal Narrative: Growing Up Religion

    influence others, therefore we must choose wisely and rightfully. Sartre also says how “in truth, one ought always to ask oneself what would happen if everyone did as one is doing; nor can one escape from that disturbing thought except by a kind of self-deception” (EH 351). Kant believed that one should, “act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law” (FMM 421). Kant is implying that one should only act upon something if it is…

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  • Baruch Spinoza's Ontological Argument

    Spinoza was no different. Spinoza was born in 1632 in Amsterdam and grew up in a Jewish community where he was led to be a rabbi. At the age of twenty-four he was banned from his community for his radical views and was also later banned from a Christian community for those same opinions (Nadler, “Baruch Spinoza”). Spinoza came to be influenced and well educated in other Empiricists and Rationalists like René Descartes, Francis Bacon, and Thomas Hobbes. However, it was Spinoza’s ontological…

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