The Relationship Between Humanity And The Divine

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Ronald Nance Jones, Craig Introduction to Philosophy 6 December 2016 The relationship between humanity and the divine Throughout the course of humanity’s history many questions have risen that have posed a problem to us as a species. Questions such as the following: What is the proper relationship between individuals and society? What is beauty, and why is it important? Is there purpose in human existence?, and many others have caused enough trouble in humanity’s short existence on the earth to cause a near identity crisis. However, all of these questions fall under the shadow of the main question that has been asked since the creation of Adam- “What exactly is the real relationship and purpose of humanity towards the divine?” During the time of philosophers, such as Aristotle and Plato, “What exactly is the real relationship and purpose of humanity towards the divine?” was the question spreading among the philosophers. When questioned what God is, Aristotle stated in writing, “God is a supreme and eternal living being, so that to God belong life and continuous and eternal duration. For that is what God is.” If we choose to believe Aristotle’s logic then we are left without a reason as to why humanity exists and are left to make assumptions about our existence for the divine power. If God is eternal and has all power then that would mean that our existence is meaningless unless we had a specific purpose to work towards for our Divine. A question that can arise in the
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