Being Blind

Topics: Religion, Morality, Charles Darwin Pages: 4 (1473 words) Published: October 30, 2005
Being Blind...

"In the beginning, human beings created God who was the First Cause of all things and Ruler of heaven and earth. He was not represented by images and had no temple or priests in his service. He was too exalted for an inadequate human cult. Gradually he faded from the consciousness of his people. He had become so remote that they decided that they did not want him anymore. Eventually he was said to have disappeared."(Last name of the author, year of pub, This theory was proposed by Father Wilhelm in 1912.According to Schmidt, man and women had been monotheists; that is, they are said to have believed in one supreme High God also called the Sky God. Later the Sky God came to be replaced by more attractive gods and disappeared from their lives and new gods emerged. These gods were shortly forgotten.

Richard Purtill portrays his thoughts on why human beings have a need to worship. According to Richard, the need to worship appears to be a historical and psychological fact. "An atheist will explain this as a human failing that must be resisted; a theist will explain it as one way in which God has ‘made us for himself', given us tendencies that lead us to him." (year of pub, (Thesis) People adhere to religion for a number of reasons. Religion values morals and ethics. Religion teaches people to live in co-operation, peace, tolerance and harmony. Gives purpose to life. Religion also has convincing ‘beginning of life' and an ‘after-life explanation'. Euthanasia, cloning, abortion etc were never an issue before religion brought it up. A manipulated conclusion from Chris Pritchard article "Euthanasia practiced more by Aus. doctors claiming 'no religion', says that religious doctors practice morals and ethics more than non-religious doctors. The survey of 683 doctors, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, was conducted by New South Wales State's Newcastle University. One in three respondents admitted to acting illegally by...
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