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The Evolution Of Spirituality

analytical Essay
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Carmela Tayag
William Ramsey
TA: John Anders
3 March 2014
Phil 101-1001: First Assignment
In this essay, I will be arguing about humanity’s spiritual evolution. For humanity to evolve spiritually, it must go from an inferior state to a superior state. First, I will defend my conclusion by stating my reasons to support my conclusion. I will defend them and expand as well as explain what I mean. Before going in depth of my claims, I will first clarify critical terminology such as “moral evil” and “natural evil”. Finally, I will touch on some oppositions regarding any of my claims.
First, for humans to evolve spiritually, it must go from an inferior stare to a superior state. Second, for humanity to evolve spiritually there must be a state of interiority. Thirdly, an inferior state includes a time when there is both moral and natural evil. Fourth, therefore for humanity to evolve spiritually there must be a time when there is both moral and natural evil. Before going into detail, I will define some terms. Moral evil is the type of evil caused by intentional action or inaction in some cases. They include but aren’t limited to lying, killing, theft, and other injustices. Natural evil can be defined as an evil that occurs as consequences of nature such as diseases, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc. An inferior state is state of lower quality and a lesser, more mediocre version of something. A superior state is a state of better quality and enhancement. In this case, the superior state is the result of evolving spiritually and developing virtues to reach a more enlightened state.
For humans to evolve spiritually they must have a starting point and have an ending point. Between these two points humans must go through a time that will evoke...

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...thy and concern about others leading to spiritual development.
Some might say that it would be much simpler if there was no need to develop virtues and live in a world where there is no moral that is acted upon. But without moral evil in action one cannot develop of full understanding and comprehension of the characteristics such as compassion and sympathy. Though there is natural evil, it does not always illicit the same degree of certain virtues. Without facing and living through and with moral and natural evils, humanity cannot truly evolve spiritually thus moving to a more superior state.
Without a time where there is both moral and natural evil, humanity would not evolve spiritually. Humanity would simply stay on a neutral state without vices or virtues. In this neutral state there would be no need to evolve because there is nothing to grow from spiritually.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that they will defend their conclusion by stating their reasons to support it. they will clarify critical terminology such as "moral evil" and "natural evil".
  • Explains that for humans to evolve spiritually, it must go from an inferior stare to a superior state. an inferior state includes both moral and natural evil.
  • Explains that for humans to evolve spiritually, they must have a starting point and an ending point.
  • Explains that an inferior state is flawed and filled with iniquity. it is a time that has both moral and natural evils.
  • Explains that moral and natural evils allow humans to develop certain traits and characteristics such as courage, compassion, patience, etc. moral evil teaches on right from wrong.
  • Argues that without moral evil in action one cannot develop full understanding and comprehension of the characteristics such as compassion and sympathy.
  • Opines that without moral and natural evil, humanity would not evolve spiritually. humanity would stay on a neutral state without vices or virtues.
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