But at the same time he encounters with a negative idea which gives him a since of nothingness. This image is infinitely removed from perfection of all kinds. Then Descartes disclosed his feelings and said that due to his own experience he knew that he has some ability to judge and this ability came from God. There is no doubt that all the qualities have come from God and this quality was also from God. He was certain that God would never deceive him and thus no such ability was given to him, which may ever put him in the wrong direction.
So, the purpose in life has no meaning when considering it from an atheists’ perspective. In conclusion, atheism is not more comforting than theism because it does not offer hope in life after death. The only way one would feel security and comfort in life is if it provided evidence of purpose.
It is significant that Job is not privy to this conversation between Satan and God and therefore is unaware that Satan, not God, is the one testing him. When Satan takes over, he begins attacking Job’s earthly possessions, his family, and his health. As Job tries to make sense of his sudden losses in light of his supposed innocence, he is forced to face the advice and sometimes
Since sin entered into the world by way of disobedience, this brought death. Man has not evolved, because he was never designed by the infinite mind to evolve. Evolution is exactly what it is; a theory, and theories are not based on evidence, they are not based on fact, because there is no evidence. This is why it is called a theory. It is an idea; it is a thought, some scheme of man with no proof.
If Creon is not so narcissistic, he could escape his downfall by listening to Teiresias’s advice. Instead, Creon decides to ignore the warning signs because he feels that the “prophecy is for sale” (v 60) In disregarding Teiresias, Creon forces the Gods to act by punishing him for his wrongdoings. Creon’s punishment is one of much peril that forces him to rethink his views and the views of the Gods. “Fortunate is the man who has never tasted God’s vengeance! Where once the anger of the heavens has struck, the house is shaken forever” (Ode 2 1-3).
Flaws into Failure Oedipus’ unspeakable actions and their discovery could be contributed to his descent from power to wretchedness, however, his true downfall occurred because Oedipus never truly knew himself. Through this arrogance, Oedipus never realized his negative characteristics until everything he held dear was taken from him. His glaring personality faults of denial, self-victimization, and overconfidence, mask Oedipus’ true identity, restricting his ability to lead others because he can not lead himself. Oedipus, even though he was abandoned at birth, lived his entire life as royalty, however, this background has led to negative rather than positive results. The majority of this time was spent as a Prince of Corinth, but all he learned
Rather than repenting, Satan continues to propose another plan for attack. Satan refuses to be the lower person, giving up his battle with God, and thus the thought of repenting does not even enter his mind. As Satan does not consider repentance to be an option, we also gain a sense of his stubborn nature. Satan’s refusal to repent also highlights his prideful nature, since it is his inner pride which does not allow him to consider repenting to be an option. Through Satan’s refusal to repent, we become reminded of ourselves and the times we have refused to submit ourselves to being guilty.
Teiresiasis tells Creon that what he is doing is wrong and the gods will get him back. Creon doesn't believe this and thinks he is just a liar. The tragic flaw of pride is what over took Creon and made him come to his downfall. Creon thought what he was doing was right. To him it didn't matter that he destroyed his son's future with Antigone.
God both rebukes Job and makes his most direct reply to Job's earlier question: "What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what profit do we get if we pray to him? (21:15)" Gutierrez states that here Job realizes he has spoken out of ignorance and that he may come no closer to God than his vision of him, therefore Job repents. In conclusion, Gutierrez main point is clearly that in order to understand God and his divine plan, one must avoid "…the temptation of imprisoning God in a narrow conception of justice (91)." The book of Job reminds us that God is outside time and space and that He does whatever He wants despite what we as humans think is just.
It also seems that value and meaning are not immediately given by God, but rather determined later. “For God shall bring every work into judgement, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (E 12:14). God is the ultimate arbiter of the value of one’s life, and God judges that value after the fact. Since the preacher believes that God has not judged the value of everything yet, he believes that everything is still meaningless, including his life. In this way, the lack of a direct connection between the preacher and God