Xenophanes Critique of Greek Religion

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Xenophanes’ Critique of Greek Religion In this paper, I will show how Xenophanes was a man before his time. Even though everyone around him followed and believed in all the same things, he was not willing to conform or stop attaining knowledge for anyone. He is a man who will challenge the belief of not only his generation but of generations to come. During a period where people prayed to many gods and had beliefs in gods that we now today view as fiction, Xenophanes was not afraid to stand up and tell them that they were wrong. Twenty five hundred years ago Athens, people believed in the stories of Homer and Hesiod. Greek religion studied the religious text of Hesiod, which is called “Theogery” and the religious text of Homer,…show more content…
God instructed Joshua to have the army kill all the Amelecites. They destroyed, “man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.” In Canaan he had them kill everyone except for a woman called Rahab. In taking Xenophanes advice into consideration, I would do what God did nor do I understand understand all the things He did during scripture time, however I trust in what I’ve been taught and I cannot close the bible and walk away. I might not have all the answers like Xenophanes, but that is why a person has faith when they choose to believe in whatever God is in their life. In this paper, I showed that because of Xenophanes philosophy, he has changed the way that some people view, not only their religion but others as well. He wasn’t afraid to think outside the box and be different from others. He knew that there was a supernatural being out there that was “pure and unlike ourselves”. Thanks in part to Xenophanes; people are not afraid to seek the truth and answers for

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