The Theistic Response To Life's Meaning Of Life

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The theistic response to life’s meaning is when one believes their life’s meaning is to live according to God’s Plan. The type of people that usually have this response to the question of life’s meaning are religious people. From a religious standpoint, as a child you are taught that God created you and he has a specific plan for your life, so if you are raised in the church it is engrained in you from a young age that God decides your meaning of life. People that do not believe in God would completely reject this response. Without the belief in God or a higher power a person would believe that the meaning of life is not determined by an outside source or a higher power. The human progress response to life’s meaning is when one believes that life’s goal is to contribute to human progress. This means that the person believes that everyone’s life goal is to contribute to the world or to improve the condition of living for everyone in the world in some way. Supporters of this response believe this to be true because of all the progress we have made so far as human beings. We have made technological advances, advances in medicine and science and these many advances show how we have progressed as humans. The advances have also been the reason that people have accepted the human progress response to the question of…show more content…
In both of these accounts Socrates heavily discusses what he believes to be the good life. In Apology, it seemed to me that Socrates was trying to convince the Athenians that it is okay to question authority and examine life and as a result they would live better and more fulfilled lives. He wanted to contribute to the human progress of the Athenians and improve life for them and he wanted them to also improve the conditions of living by following in his footsteps. After reading The Apology I believe Socrates would affirm to the Human progress response to life’s

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