"Ponce de Leon" By: Josh Rice 10/27/14 Juan Ponce de Leon was born in a Spanish village called Santervás de Campos in the year 1460. Historians don 't know a lot about his past, but they can place his heritage back to a very wealthy and noble family. When Ponce was young, he served as a squire to Pedro Núñez de Guzmán, who used to be a noble knight commander of the Order of Calatrava. Pedro taught Ponce the important qualities of religion, fighting skills, and other manners used in daily life. He was like a father and a best friend to Ponce de Leon.
In 1510, at age 36, Las Casas finally entered the priesthood. Ordained at Santo Domingo, capital of Hispaniola, he was the first priest ever to be consecrated in the colonies. The following year he accompanied the expedition that set forth from Hispaniola to occupy
There is even atheism which is actually the lack of belief in a god. Two sections of theism that are perhaps the most popular and well-known are monotheism and polytheism. There is a lot of discussion about both of these sectors. Knowing the histories, how they are viewed currently, and exactly what the differences of these two are can help us better understand how these two theisms come into play in the world. The meaning of monotheism derives from the Greek words mono which means "one" and theos which means "god".
If humans are projecting their own natures onto the idea of God, what follows is that when we understand religion we are not coming to knowledge of God, but rather of ourselves. Feuerbach says this quite explicitly: "Consciousness of God is self-consciousness, knowledge of God is self-knowledge." What Feuerbach is getting at is that the idea of God is reducible to humankind, it is in essence anthropology. One leading scholar on Feuerbach, Eugene Kamenka, notes this reduction: "Feuerbach presents each of these reductions so forcefully, with so much rhetoric, that he appears to regard each of them as the true essence in terms of which the whole of religion should be explained." If religion is, strictly speaking, anthropology then we must, if we are religious persons, grow up and realize that God and man are identical.
If so, what? Mircea Eliade The phenomenology of religion seeks to go beyond the scriptures, go beyond an analysis of the psychological conditions of believers, and instead look into the experiential component of religions. It specifically seeks to describe religious phenomena in terms that are actually consistent with the viewpoint of adherents of any given faith. It posits that the only way to truly gain an understanding of a religion is to break it up into various components and delve into them
He does agree with Didion that religion is a delusion, but he believes that religion has cause an immense number of problems. That religion is just for people to feel better about their actions. He states, "In the opinion of religious people, however, the private comfort that religion brings more than compensates for the evil done in its name." He argues that the secular-ethical position is the right position. Basically, this positon is that morality should be defined strictly by logic, facts, intuition, and empathy.
Secular ethic is a branch of moral philosophy in which ethics is based on human sense such as logic, reason or moral intuition, and not derived from purported supernatural revelation or guidance (which is the source of religious ethics). So, basically, secular ethics is based on believe that the morality comes from its own and not by the God. People believe that without religion they also can be a moral person. The first argument that support secularism is it is hard to prove the existence of supernatural. Plus, there is a lot of argument stated that the there is no God which is stronger than those who support that God exist.
and deals with nature whereas; religion is based upon belief and deals with god. The view of independence between science and religion may be cited by the idea of NOMA (Non-overlapping Magisteria) – a concept brought by Stephen Jay Gould which states that science and religion are two mutually independent realms. More specifically, science occupies the empirical realm of fact and theory whereas, religion deals with ultimate meaning, purpose and moral values (John Loftus, 2006). The USA 's National Academy of Science supports the view that science and religion are independent. Science and religion are based on different aspects of human experience.
According to John Cottingham, who is an English philosopher, argues there is absolutely nothing to rationalize since religion is “all about one's feeling of absolute dependence and commitment” ("Religious Faith [...]”). In an interview, he says: “It is problematic if you think the only model for reasonable belief is a scientifically based on impartial assessment from evidence.