Letter to a European Philosopher

Letter to a European Philosopher - that are based upon how...

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Letter to a European Philosopher February 14, 2010 Dear Jean- Paul Sartre, I find your work insightful and interesting. I see your way of thinking and I fully appreciate your ways and abilities in philosophy. Although, I have to say that I respectfully disagree that God does not exist, that there is no such thing as human nature, and the belief that “existence precedes essence.” (Sartre, n.d.) The belief that God does not exist just does not make much sense to me. If this is true, then who created Earth? Who created man? Where did we come from? Did we just appear on the Earth one day? Also, I do not believe that “existence precedes essence.” (Sartre, n.d.) I do not believe this because we are all influenced by a higher being. We get our traits and our behaviors from somebody. We did not just appear on the Earth one day and have our whole lives planned out for us. We do make decisions
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Unformatted text preview: that are based upon how we turn out. But, there are some things that are decided for us that make us who we are. Also, with all due respect, I disagree that there is no such thing as human nature that is common to all humans. I feel that there is a specific essence that defines what it is to be human. There has to be an explanation for all of this. How do you believe something unless you have the answers for the other side of the argument? I can see what you are saying because it is hard to believe that one person made all of us, but I feel that God does exist and that He created man. Therefore, I would like to ask you to reconsider your rationale and beliefs about God being existent. God is the only possible explanation. Sincerely, Valerie Miller...
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