Nihilism In Religion

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Stating the common idiom which says that “Knowledge is Power” usually the lust for knowledge in humans is what makes knowledge so valuable and important in our personal lives. Religion and its knowledge system is a key Area Of Knowledge that helps us in attaining this knowledge. Different religious systems have different outlooks and beliefs in terms of knowledge. There may also be those who also have no This therein leads to a conflict between the different notions of religious knowledge systems. From this we can deduce the knowledge issue: to what extent do religious knowledge systems add to one’s perception of the meaning and purpose of life. The above issue would be explored under the prompts of history and religious knowledge systems (AOKs)…show more content…
This clearly proves the existence of nihilism in political ideologies, where he believed that all that which existed in the past including knowledge is pointless and is an obstruction for a better future. Another brief explanation of the nihilism that existed in society was summed up in a statement stated by a leading Russian Nihilist Dmitri Pisarev:
“Here is the ultimatum of our camp. What can be smashed must be smashed; whatever will stand the blow is sound, what flies into smithereens is rubbish; at any rate, hit out right and left, no harm will or can come of it”.
In Russia, nihilism became identified as an organised revolutionary movement (1860-1917) that rejected the authority of the state, church, and family. In his writings, the anarchist leader Mikhael Bakunin (1814-1876) had conveyed an infamous appeal implicated with nihilism
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Here the influence of religion and ethics are completely ignored and therein lead to them deriving no meaning or purpose out of their lives.
An elucidation to the claim made previously in the above can be seen in the religious knowledge system of Buddhism.Throughout the Buddha's long period of teaching the Dharma to his followers, He actively discouraged speculative arguments. During the 5th century B.C. India was a veritable hive of intellectual activity where scholars, yogis, philosophers, kings and even ordinary householders were constantly engaged in the philosophical arguments pertaining to human existence. The Buddha refused to get involved in speculations regarding the universe. He stated very clearly that:
“Knowledge about eternalism or nihilism can in no way help man to break the present fetters which bind him to existence and which are the source of all his feelings of discontent which arise from his inability to completely satisfy his cravings.”
The Buddhists also believe that:
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