Philosophy & Faith
A People Divided
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In Plato's Apology, Socrates on
The life which is unexamined is not
The Apostle Peter wrote in 1
Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone
asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But
do this with gentleness and respect.
These statements allude to a
universal principle: We desire meaning for our lives. In fact,
the wisdom of Solomon includes an understanding of this
principle, expanding its fullness to recognize that we do not
feel like finite beings. We know we had a beginning point
(birth) and that we will have an ending point (death), yet
within us is a sense of eternity, and Solomon recognized this in
Ecclesiates 3:11, writing: He has made
everything appropriate in its time. He has also put eternity in
their hearts, but man cannot discover the work God has done from
beginning to end.
Texts of all of the world's religions --
As human beings, we seek meaning,
desire freedom, believe in justice... all because there is a
code that has been "written on our
hearts" (Romans 2:14) from our conception.
That code, a moral code, being
infringed and violated at times in our lives, when not yet
seared causes us to reflect. We feel guilty for violating our
conscience and we look for understanding.
Many religions and philosophies
seek to guide us in our introspection. Here you will find many
of man's search for meaning, some extremely misguided, some