Benjamin Franklin's Influence On Religion

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During the 1700’s, Benjamin Franklin lived among common men while modestly being far more advanced in the fields of philosophy, science and many more. His unfinished autobiography published in 1793 shows an insight of the knowledge and beliefs that he represented throughout his life. Doubt eventually filled Franklin’s mind as he grew convinced of religious principles misleading men and women to righteousness, and instead rejected too many things made from God himself. For this, he insisted that to reach a complete virtuous state of being, one must become most acceptable in terms of self-reflection. This pragmatic way of understanding religion was inevitable, and he would continue to pave the way of such practical thinking.
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He separated parts of the day in a log, where he could accurately construct his scheme based on what his daily objective was. Franklin shares a single page of his log, where he begins his mornings at 5 A.M, he would first question “What good shall I do this day?” (Stanlick, Silver, 2004 p 36). This meant setting aside real attention for a daily plan to follow, and therefore increasing the odds to complete a task whether it be small or big. Next he devotes hours for eating, studying, working, and addressing Powerful Goodness. There are gaps of leisure time between and after his work schedule, Music and conversation are a couple he claims to enjoy. It must be fair to conclude he left a number of leisure activities off of this example list, but to include those that he did; shows his appreciation and value of art and companionship as most should. At the end of his work day, he returns his belongings to their original spot, this could represent starting a clean slate the next day, with no leftover concerns. He also reflects on his doings, and questions himself again with “What good have I done to-day?” (Stanlick, Silver, 2004 p 36).
In summary, Benjamin Franklin was a man of progression, proving to himself and the world that one can enjoy life fully and still pay divine respect. It was disbelief that one must devote all life to a higher being, while being confined to
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