As the words of Confucius, “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it” (Levin, 2013). In other words, if society define the meaning of beauty or said one thing is beautiful does not mean it is correct. Everyone have they own define of beauty and it depend on themselves. Besides, there are many theory of beauty that have great influence in our society. However, the most influence of theory does not mean it is right unless we accept and let it be.
The Divine Command Theory (DCT) explains which actions are moral based on whether or not God commands it. The theory is difficult to support due to its flaws, arbitration, and even due to the essence of God. While Divine Command Theorists may completely support this theory, I will argue why the theory is impractical and cannot dictate what is morally right or wrong. In understanding if this theory holds ground we must question what God commands. Instead of uncritically accepting a theory we must put it to question and eliminate any flaws.
In terms of the second part God commands these actions because they are right, this statement places morality separate from God, there is an independent standard of moral right and wrong that undermine the omnipotence and Omni benevolence of God (Leibniz, 1951). This point is also a response to the objection of the divine command theory, in making morality and God independent we ignore the greatness of God, who as the creator has the right to command and we are obligated to obey His commands (Rachels,
For instance, Augustine deviates from Platonism’s claim that one can acquire knowledge of the intelligible word and concepts like Goodness, Truth, and Happiness through human reason alone( Rist 26). He rejects this assertion because he believes it does not acknowledge the authority of God and the importance of faith, and it fails to recognize the limits of human reason. Thus, Augustine argues having faith is a necessary perquisite to achieving real knowledge. (Rist 26). God play a central role in our search for knowledge because He gives us grace, which wills us to have religious faith.
This is a consequence of the new Christian philosophy that love transcends the material value of the person and instead treasures their inherent worth. At this point, Scheler concludes that he has found the reason Nietzsche confuses Christian love with altruism. The function of Christian love is to help other people in need, while altruism negates the value of the other person. While the main function of altruism is to fix the needs of the person in a lower position than that of the helper, Scheler says that Christian love does not consist in merely meeting the needs of the person but is directed at the person themselves. The philosophy of Christian love that Scheler constructs is that this love is a striving from the lower to the higher.
Any analysis that considers Jesus Christ and his proclamations historically inaccurate, make the whole Bible worthless. Arguments swing widely between them being either accurate in their portrayal of historical events, or that very few of the events described took place. Many scholars would agree that Christ is a historical figure. The issues that cause controversy are the miraculous events surrounding His life. For this reason, researching the historical accuracy of the setting in the Gospels is crucial to the argument regarding the authenticity of
Voltaire criticizes both the religious practitioners and the theory of optimism through the various characters in the novel. Contrasting characters such as the Protestant Minister, the Pope, and Pangloss are used contradict the morals and beliefs exhibited by James and El Dorado. Voltaire uses a sense of irony to portray the Protestant Minister as morally flawed. James the Anabaptist and El Dorado represent exactly what religious practitioners strive to be. Voltaire suggests that a true and honest religious practitioner would overlook religion in a time of need.
The process of such rituals implies that I can do some action to receive a special gift from God. ‘“Sacrament” is also inappropriate since it carries too much baggage from the history of Christian thought.” (p. 116) 2. According to Cross, what is a sacrament? According to Cross, a sacrament is “occasions for God’s presence to be in our midst as well as opportunities for believers to express their devotion and faith to God.” They are a actions performed by humans in response to God’s grace. They are “…rich with symbolic meaning and promise of God’s manifest presence.
He belittles the important existence of Jesus’ resurrection and set all human beings on the same level as Jesus. However, in my opinion, if Jesus is a person having the same status with most of the human being, how can he be the load of us? If Jesus is not distinguishable from any ordinary people, it opposes the Christians’ mind as they worship Jesus as the Saint. Hanh gave no significant evidence to prove the above point. Hence, it is only a hypothesis his made under his Buddhist
“Beauty: The quality of being physically attractive” (merriam-webster.com) There is a saying "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". That being stated, what one individual considers beautiful may not be beautiful to another. When I define the word beauty, my mind varies far away from its denotation. In my opinion beauty is not something that can be observed, beauty is held within the soul it lays. True beauty will give insight of something unique beyond just the outward appearance.