By pursuing these ends, this analysis will show that, at a fundamental level, Christianity shares many core principles with Marxism, and as such, Marxists are misguided in their dogmatic and mechanical rejection of religion and more specifically, of Christianity. For Marxists to realise their goal of a classless society that is based upon equality and justice, they must be more inclusive and allow those who practice religion, especially Christians who share similar aims, into their revolutionary dialogue. In his criticism of Hegel’s Idealism, Marx asserts that religious devotion represents a, “reversed world consciousness” , the result of wh... ... middle of paper ... ... that both Marxists and Christians are concerned with the perils of human alienation and that each doctrine’s prescription to cure its causes is similar. Finally, Liberation Theology proves that Marxist and Christian ideals can synthesise and that their intercourse has created a new and possibly revolutionary stage of human existence. Christianity and Marxism both seem to have become detached from their original aims, which were to provide a method by which humanity may achieve the best possible life; for both, this will be realised through the practice of mutual aid, equality and love.
An Argument for the Existence of God God can be defined as a being conceived as the perfect, omnipotent, omniscient originator and ruler of the universe, the principal object of faith and worship in monotheistic religions (1). There are many people that do not believe in any religion. People who do not believe in a religion have no reason for believing in a God. People who do not believe in a God and argue against the existence of God are proving something that is completely false. There is a God for numerous reasons.
All humans are born sinners, but I believe that you have the power to control your sin. In conclusion, I think that Puritanism was a religion that was almost impossible for human beings to live by. They had no way of knowing whether they were going to be condemned or redeemed when they were laid to rest. Not knowing would make your life miserable and make you not want to believe. With Christianity you are guaranteed a place in Heaven as long as you commit and accept God as your Savior and Lord.
Mankind should not take the task of having dominion over every living creature lightly; this job is an honor and should be treated as one. Mankind should live according to his origin. Mankind should follow God’s commandments by reaching and educating all men on earth, telling them of their origin, and showing proof of God’s will in their lives. They should also be told that their decisions should be made on this side of eternity.
Where there is doubt people begin to look for ways to rationalize whether what they believe is more right than what someone else believes. Science and religion, two means in which knowledge is obtained from the world, are used by post modernist and modernist to justify faith or lack there of. In this paper I will discuss the contradicting views postmodernist and modernist have on the separation and overlap of scientific knowledge and religious knowledge. Whether you believe one view over the other boils down to personal choice and acceptance of the idea based on ones experiences, therefore I will also discuss my opinion on the connectivity among faith, rationality, objective truth and ways of gaining and testing the truth of knowledge for both science and religion. Let’s begin by discussing the Enlightenment thought of modernist’s that only that which can be scientifically measured and quantified and reasoned through logically is true knowledge.
He suggested that we worship society because just as sacred things were superior to man, so was society. In worship, man finds it difficult to direct his feelings to something, which is superior to him, so he directs his feelings at a symbol. Individually experienced, religion is then a representation of the realities and forces of society itself. Upon the influence of Durkheim, Marx approached religion from Hegel's evolutionary dialectic of society evolving through the three principles of; a thesis produces an opposite (antithesis), the two are then resolved in a synthesis, this a new thesis that can be challenged. He applied this dialectic to the material, in the form of diale... ... middle of paper ...
What is the meaning of faith and why is it important? People believe faith is worth more to people then religion. The person may have the benefits of loving god and excepting him into that persons life without all the so called “work”. Many people believe that in order to accept God into the life of that person will need to have religion. But is that all wrong?
This Gnostic creation myth began with the Monad. Monad was their ultimate god and the creator of all existence. He is described in The Secret Book of John as “a monarchy with nothing above it. [It is he who exists] as [God] and father of everything, [the invisible] One who is above [everything, who exists as] incorruption, which is [in the] pure light into which no ... ... middle of paper ... ...s would be unaware why they were made, just to die at a certain point. This creation myth puts these points into perspective for them.
Religion brings Bigger no comfort: “[He has] a cross of salvation round his throat and they [are] burning one to tell him that they hate him” (391). At a time when Bigger turns to the symbol of salvation as he has been taught to do, the religious in his community use that same crucifix to damn him. Bigger, therefore, desires to “tear the cross from his throat and throw it away” (391)... ... middle of paper ... ... synonymous with Communism. The atheistic Communists support the right to life and equality, and the religious capitalists persecute and abuse the poor in order to create a sound monetarily-based community. Yet, the capitalist government punishes Bigger contrarily to religious beliefs: although he comes before his judge at court and admits his faults, Bigger Thomas is sentenced to death, not salvation.
Religion and “God” were only used as a distraction from the everyday toils and oppression that was in front of them. The constant oppression of the poor was too much for the people to handle in their day-to-day lives, and so they turned to religion, believed by Marx to be the “sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world” (Pals, Critique: Intro, 146). Through religion, they could escape