• The Theory of Archetypes - Geza Roheim argues that the theory of archetypes is unnecessary. As humans share the same experiences, such as dependence on parents, it is not surprising that they construct similar myths. Also, some religious myths come from the experiences of a particular community and so it seems unlikely that they are born out of an idea which is present in all humans. Therefore, it is argued that Jung is not justified in stating that there is an ‘instinct for God’ just because people believe in God. Also, many people do not believe in God.
Can one be moral and not believe in God? Have you ever judged or been judged unfairly? How about thinking someone’s a bad person because they don’t believe in God? In the world today we are beginning to see an ethical system being built based on tolerance and enlightenment; apart from God. A person undoubtedly can ne moral without believing in God.
Even if we were outside my parents would ignore them. I always found this hurtful and mean and it made me sad. I now take the time to talk to Mormons when they come to the door or speak when they see me in public. From my understanding the Mormons have not really contributed to American Culture in any way. There have been many forms of prejudice and discrimination against Mormons since the church has started.
The idea of this has partially to do with the fact that Sartre was an atheist. He did not believe that there was any higher power or God that put humans on Earth. Because of this, humans do not discover their meaning but rather create it themselves. This philosophy is a more optimistic philosophy regarding existentialism and is good to follow because it shows that human beings are able to get the meaning that they want out of their own life instead of following a meaning that has been forced upon them since before birth. It also lets humans be responsible for the decisions they make.
Christians took incarnation, Jesus resurrection, and trinity with a lot of seriousness, but Muslim’s did not believe in any of them. Christians do not believe in 3 gods, but a union of three persons God being the head, this trinity concept was normally rejected by the Islam. Christians were perceived as idol worshipers. Christians too worshiping of Jesus and the attributing God’s partners is perceived as idolatry. They differed too in the way they viewed Abraham.
He thought that people believe in God because they have been taught as a baby to believe. Or, as he says elsewhere: “As I said before, I do not think the real reason why people accept religion has anything to do with argumentation. They accept religion on emotional grounds (users.drew.edu).” Russell thought it was fear that made people have faith in religion. As Russell begins his essay he starts with the question of God’s existence. His first criticism is the “proofs of God”.
Using these different types of language demonstrates a difficulty; assuming that when we speak of God, we are speaking cognitively- assuming that our statement is something that is either true or false and that it is able to describe an extinct being, God. Philosophers have always had a debate between this. Some say that a statement of God is non-cognitive, statements not subject to true of falsity. This led to a strong trial and tribulation to religious faith and its believers. Some such as Mortiz Schlick claim that religious belief is literally meaningless; religious statements are nonsense and should not be the basis of philosophical discussion.
Hypatia was a pagan herself, but taught both Christian and non-Christian students. The pagans and Christians were battling over who had more power, and in March of 415 AD, it was the Christians who had the most power. These two groups were trying to drive each other out of Alexandria. During this time period, many pagans converted over to Christianity because they feared for their lives. Hypatia refused to convert.
To support my theory I will portray the evil and lack of ethics in worshiping these three different materialistic objects or temporal goods: money, appearance, and power. Saint Augustine believed in this theory most. What people do not understand is that there is a difference between having a love for these rather than a liking of them. Worshipping materialistic objects and building your own life around them
Also, as long as my decisions fill my principle, I feel totally comfortable in making them. My principle is that the ethical decisions I make must be in my own interest, without causing any harm to the others. Obviously, some may consider this as selfish and not caring for other people. I would not think of it like that, as in reality, we all ought consider our interests before others'. To me it is unethical to betray myself and treat myself worse than the way I should.