Nature of Philosophy, Human Nature and the Existence of God

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Nature of Philosophy We are all philosophers. Some people are just on a higher level than others. The regular person thinks about their own existence, their personal impact on the world, their day to day lives. While others, the creative geniuses, come up with earth shattering new concepts. All of us use philosophy to guide us through life. Other things are taken into consideration while we are going through our day, but philosophy is one of the road maps we all use. We seek out knowledge either for work, school or for our own personal curiosity, which by definition is philosophy; “love of wisdom.” To me, the nature of philosophy is knowing that no matter how long you live there is always more to learn and having the desire to seek it out. Human Nature Human nature is defined as: the sum of qualities and traits shared by all humans. We all undergo changes as we grow up and the environment someone grows up in effects that person’s nature, which is why no two people are alike. If we better understand our past and our origins we would better understand our very existence. All people share common traits; teaching manners to our children, desiring an education, going to work, etc. What sets us part form the animals is our ability to think, to ask the questions: who are we and why are we here? When discussing human nature there are two viewpoints; the avocado and artichoke views. I believe human nature is a hybrid of both views. We all have an inner core, that essence that makes us who we are. But, at the same time we are chameleons, who peel away layers of ourselves to adapt to new situations. Existence of God You must believe God exists or He doesn't. There is no middle of the road. Any effort to remain neutral to God's existence is automatically equal to disbelief. Pascal's Wager states: You must wager. There is no choice, you are

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