Rationality in Humans Essay

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Contradiction is the nature of the society. If there is a religion, there will be those who do not believe. If there is a war, there will be those that want peace. If there is a political movement, there will be those that disagree. Humans are bound to go against their own believes, their own strategies, and their own establishments. Nothing is forever. History portrays people going against the accepted ideologies. It shows the everlasting change of the society. First, they thought that God was the explanation to everything. A century later, they started doubting the Bible. The period of Enlightenment embraced rationality. People believed that they could explain anything, either through science or through religion. They believed in the…show more content…
"European democracy...release of laziness, of weariness, of weakness", stated Nietzsche in his The Will of Power. Universal male suffrage was created to ensure that everyone has an opportunity of political representation. Nietzsche refused to see universal suffrage that way. To him, this idea consisted of "everyone sitting in judgment on everyone and everything" (Nietzsche, The Will of Power). The Congress of Vienna that concentrated on preventing anyone from conquering Europe and providing peace on a Continent was not recognized by Nietzsche as well. He believed in war. "A declaration of war on the masses by higher men is needed!" wrote Nietzsche. This idea is so aloof from the previous belief, possessed by "rational society." Numerous philosophers of the 19th and 20th century failed to find any rationality in the religion. Neither did Nietzsche. He believed that religion was teaching weakness and weakness is evil. "What is bad?--All that proceeds from weakness" (Nietzsche, The Antichrist). He supported his statement by calling Christianity "a religion of pity" and an individual becomes weaker as the pity comes upon him. Also, Christianity embraces the "equal rights doctrine" and equality was not welcomed by Nietzsche. Each and every single one of his ideas contradicts all the previous beliefs, the rationality of the past. During the 19th and 20th century, philosophers were not the only ones trying to overthrow the idea of human
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