That being said anyone who is religious would feel uncomfortable while watching “Religulous”. The name to me was well thought out but offensive, “Religulous” a portmanteau or blend of the two words, religion and ridiculous. To me the movie should have actually been called “Christian Bashing Featuring Some Other Religions for Split Seconds” by Bill Maher. I wrote down many of his questionable quotes that are almost intelligent. Bill Maher is a smart individual but an agnostic can only promote what they know which means not very much when it comes to religion.
Being an Atheist will influence an individual’s aspirations and behaviour, and will do so independently from individual to individual, generally however, Atheism will influence similarly. Aspirations can typically be divided into two groups: those towards oneself and those to the world. An Atheist may aspire to live happily and using the measure of conscience and reason as their guidance, see that this requires a just and fair world. In this manner an atheist may aspire to create a world that is just and fair and so aspire to become more environmentally friendly, be a nicer person etc. Disbelief in a God would
Thomas Jefferson once said, “Action will delineate and define you.” Pride in your actions, pride in your words, and pride in yourself all make for real success and Thomas Jefferson knew, and lived with that mindset. Being proud in everything we do as Americans is the foundation of success. Your personal best is all you can ever accomplish and once you’ve done that, you can rest easy in knowing great rewards come with hard work. We see proof of this in every aspect of American life, a lifestyle that was built from the ground up on
Roosevelt, he wrote “This nation takes great satisfaction and much strength from the things which have been done to make its people conscious of their individual stake in the preservation of democratic life in America. Those things have toughened the fiber of our people, have renewed their faith and strengthened their devotion to the institutions we make ready to protect” What Roosevelt meant by this is that because of all of the benefits of living in our country and the fact that people get to do what they want to do, it helps us stay together as a union and as a whole, because the people know that a brighter future is ahead of us. We are all
I believe this truly reflects my personality as I do consider myself well-organized, responsible, and reliable. In terms of leadership, I use these traits well to ensure my team gets the job done. Because I am well-organized, I have a good mindset of what to delegate and when. My team sees me as a responsible and reliable leader. I also scored high on scale-A (agreeableness).
Self Ownership. There is a common held axiom in our society that we as individuals are free. While we do enjoy a large amount of freedom's in this country that many countries around the world do not share, the idea that we are completely free is a false belief. We as Canadians do not have full Self Ownership of our bodies, we at best have partial ownership. It is my belief that I as an individual, I have the full right of ownership over my body, to do with as I please.
However, other people may disagree with this and believe that a deontological ethical system is not defensible because it cannot encourage human beings to act morally, as they will not gain enough satisfaction out of doing so, as they would in a teleological ethical system where the ultimate end or goal is human happiness. People may say that it can be hard to keep to deontological ethics when we cannot see how they will immediately benefit us, making teleology much more appealing. In my opinion deontology can be defended because deontologists do not judge actions by their consequences, this is a positive aspect of deontology because it does not allow people to do bad things to secure good consequences, if we really consider human happiness, at first it sounds appealing and simple. However, if all actions were done to secure human happiness then many evil deeds would be permitted, for example it may secure a psychopath with maximum happiness if he can rape and murder women and children. Therefore teleology would permit this as it would maximise the psychopaths happiness.
His example of Thomas Jefferson's quote was a very good example because Thomas Jefferson is a very inspirational figure for the U.S. and people will take his words to heart. So yes, I do agree with the author’s assumption, not just because he’s right, but because I’ve
If one person’s happiness comes from something that I don’t believe in, I don’t believe it is my right to tell him/her it’s wrong. I have basic opinions of what I believe in regard to specific groups, like in politics or in faith, but I can’t say that one set of beliefs is the right one. I am not quick to judge others’ worldviews. I know that others think and act differently than me and I am very accepting of that. The things that make us differ from each other are healthy for our society because society is based off of the fact that each person is unique and can attribute something different to make it better.