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There are traps everywhere.... God is, if I may say it, very unscrupulous,” (37). Unscrupulous, meaning having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair (Webster), his view on God was lacking and skewed. He wanted to continue his young life being an Atheist even in the midst of knowing God had his hand on his life whether he wanted to admit it or not. Our cultur... ... middle of paper ... ...d the same importance to the experiences, (BBC). Overall, C.S.
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Job was likely overwhelmed by God’s speeches, and submitted before God’s creations, but there is little evidence in the book that he is content with God’s response. As suggested by Rudolf Otto in The Idea of the Holy, the religious experience transcends human reasoning. As soon as Job “saw” God, his questions were invalidated. To Otto, God’s speeches in the whirlwind are not only a “real theodicy,” but are also able to convict Job to “still every inward doubt that assailed his soul.” Renouncing logical reasoning, Otto claims that God’s speeches deliver a non-rational “theodicy of their own,” with Job being totally pleased.
The Puritans fear him and tried zealously to make themselves worthy in his eyes. They insisted that they, as God's special elect, had the duty to conduct affairs carrying out his will according to the Bible. Though many of their beliefs seemed outrageous, the most heinous of all was the aforementioned ‘Doctrine of Elect.' If this ‘Doctrine of Elect' guaranteed the chosen a spot in heaven, then there was no reason for them to behave as pious, God-fearing Puritans. There was no reward after death for those who had been good and were not ‘chosen.'
As I got older and less oblivious to the world, old ways and ideas were no longer applicable and I found myself left with nothing to hold onto. My Christian background could not accommodate my intellectual and spiritual evolution - to question something even as fundamental as how our beings came into existence is blasphemy. I dislike how it encourages intellectual complacency and have problems with its inherently patriarchal and highly theatrical nature. The whole colorful and tragic production seems egotistical because the purpose of our existence is to worship God - and dire consequences await us should we do otherwise. And it doesn't matter if we were born in a non-western culture, where we will never hear the word 'Jesus'.
Why does he denies the striving for more than that which is within one’s own desire? And why does he fail to understand human bonds? The latter is easy to answer himself never had a family that would create a strong enough bond. The other two are trickier his acceptance of fate and his passivity are accounted to one thing his religious belief (Long, 3). In other words Epictetus was perhaps born at the wrong time.
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