Bruno's Argument Essay

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People always tend to believe things said or agreed by a group of people rather than some individuals. On the contrary, I think that truth lies in the hands of the few. For this purpose, I suggest that sometimes common sense should be questioned. Would you rather believe a brand new theory about theology and the whole universe told by some “crazy” guy, or the traditional and common concepts taught by authorities for centuries? Giordano Bruno, the Italian philosopher, was having the dilemma while publishing his famous infinite universe and worlds theory. His writings clearly portray a strong sense of a unity to being and eternity, or infinite time. However, Bruno's moving faith in a unity of one perfect God and nature did not save him from…show more content…
Born in Germany, in 1483, Martin Luther went on to become one of Western history’s most significant figures. He spent his early years in a relative church as a monk and scholar, and later he became a priest and professor of theology. But he never felt right about some rites in the Catholic Church. As a result, in 1517, Luther penned a document attacking Catholic Church’s corrupt practice of reconciliation to absolve sin. His “95 Theses,” a list of questions and propositions for debate, became the catalyst for the eventual breaking away from the Catholic Church and were later instrumental in forming the Reformation. Although these ideas had been advanced before, Martin Luther codified them at a moment in history ripe for religious reformation. His courageous action of questioning the church later began the reformation and eventually changed the course of Western civilization. Though Luther was excommunicated from the Catholic Church right after the publishment of “95 Theses”, his writings changed the course of religious and cultural history in the West. In summary, common sense should sometimes be questioned. Although it combines the thoughts of authorities and minorities, it is not always necessarily correct. Furthermore, those questions are valuable since it takes much courage to speak against common
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