I’m taking a hepe class. That’s for healthy living, not hepatitis. It talks about different philosophies of thought. Which one are you?
Hedonism-all about the pleasure principle. You seek bodily gratification in all it’s forms.
Existentialism- Everyone has their own truth. Truth changes for each person. What is true for one may not be true for someone else. What is true for you binds you, but nobody else.
Immaterialism- the mind or spirit is not matter, it is immaterial. Matter is impure, inferior, not ultimately real (the body).
Cartesian dualism- whereas the mind and spirit constitute one reality, the body is something totally apart from the mind. Both somewhat work against eachother.
ascetism- A belief in denying the body for the purpose of freeing the spirit. Sometimes accompanied with gross withdrawal from society and full-fledged skipping into poverty.
materialism- a person is his body. There is no separation between the spirit and the body. Reality ascribed to scientific factuality. Behavior is basically a stimulus response action, and nothing more.
Absolutism (I’m making this one up)- there are ultimate and undeniable truths that apply to everyone. All truth is the same and unchanging.
Okay, get your answer before you read on.
I would say most of you said you were an absolutist so to speak. I would contend however that most of us that are religious actually are more existentialist thinkers, since certain doctrines and prophets teach that the spirit works in different ways for different people. Since there is no one way to get an answer from God, people can get many different types of communications and we would probably accept most of those (non radical of course) as being legitimate. Therefore, there really isn’t an absolute truth, since an absolute truth would be the same for everyone, Which our doctrine teaches dissonantly that there is and isn’t, since that truth can be communicated in a multitude of ways. What say you?