Certain people who were Deist believed that there was a God and that he created all life, but He was not involved in every little thing that transpired in their daily operations. The people were finally breaking away from the church and changing the views on
“When you believe that yours is the only way for humankind, millions of people might be killed because of that idea” quoted from the book I read “Living Buddha, Living Christ”. At first, I though many religionists are stubborn, refusing to accept and understand others’ though and idea from another stream of religion. However, the author of this book have given me a deep insight inspiring me to re-think what true meaning of mindfulness, gratefulness and religion are. One important point here is that the existence of confrontations are not necessarily due to religious things. Actually, provided that people from different background can reach a peaceful platform eventually and recognize the significance of respecting other traditions and culture, a basic peaceful world would be established in a foreseeable time without doubts.
It was not Christianity because it left no room for a miracle, thus doing away with the virgin Mary or Jesus being sent down to earth. Deists saw God as scientific, a non-interfering god. Deism was shared by many intellectuals but the average person was more moved by The Great Awakening. The Great Awakening was an emotion religious revival, which occurred when many colonies supported established churches. Due to this awakening, any religious dissent was not tolerated.
The Scientific Revolution, the Renaissance and the Protestant Reformation led the people to a new age of intellectual pursuits and new outlooks of the word that differed from the Church’s. Culturally, it affected the Enlightenment because it caused people to lose faith in the Church. The people started to question all of their teachings and intentions that then later lead to the Enlightenment that then later provoked the French Revolution. These new philosophical ideas came from very influential early Enlightenment
Not many people today, nor back then really agreed on many things such as should wars happen, the way the government should be taken care of, and who should run for office. However, Henry David Thoreau, Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela thought otherwise. These three intellectual individuals reflect the spirt of optimism and individualism, however only Gandhi and Nelson Mandela made a true change for their community. Many people might know Henry David Thoreau because of his famous essay titled “Civil Disobedience”. In this essay Thoreau describes how he doesn’t want to be part of a nation that declares that they’re an “equal” government that declares they’re being “equal” when really majority always ruled.
In addition to individual freedom, Rousseau also believes that two forms of inequalities, both of natural and artificial in origin are what caused unfair treatment to others. First inequality coming from differences in strength and intelligence. Second inequality arising from conventions in which govern societies. In his time Rosseau adopted the scientific method to reason that human life on earth prior to societies were solitary and not social. Out of personal acts of jealousy, to compare abilities and achievements, this is what started the rise to inequality.
While Charles Darwin influenced nihilism because of his scientific theories. Darwin challenged the idea that animals and human beings were indifferent and the doctrine of the divine rights of kings. Darwin believed that the origin of all living things were scientific not because of biblical faith. This influenced nihilism because many people began to question how they evolved although some people rejected Darwin 's ideas of
While Franklin believed that God created earth and humans but didn’t interfere which is called Deism. While these views on mankind were different they would agree that man was created clean but society in a way ruined them. Thoreau’s writing style was considered abstract at the time, people had said that
The scientists and philosophers of the Scientific Revolution did not set out to change the world, they each studied different subjects in different fields. However their experiments all challenged the traditional, blindly followed views of the world and fostered a new way of thinking that relied on empiricism and skepticism rather than fundamental widely expected truths. This search for knowledge changed our world forever. The scientific revolution challenged and influenced American culture in three ways; it encouraged innovation, questioned religion, created a new lifestyle. The first way that the scientific revolution influenced American culture was through encouraging innovation.
Atheism 2.0 possess the characterizations of empowerment, tolerance, and optimism. Atheism 2.0 gives off a more uplifting and positive vibe rather than the tone previously given by New Atheism. Atheism 2.0 does make some arguments but does not outright argue against religion. In a video by The Human Project, they state their disapproval of religion by stating "A 1,000 years ago, we were all God 's creation, except the guys next door were heathens." The Human Project is pointing out their discontentment with the doctrine of religion and the hypocrisy they see in it.