Philosophy Paper 1

Philosophy Paper 1 - Philosophy Paper 1 The Spanish...

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Philosophy Paper 1 The Spanish Inquisition is and always will be a dark stain on the Catholic Church and Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s work of fiction “The Grand Inquisitor” portrays a fictional account of a conversation with Jesus. This piece of literature takes place in Saville Spain where the Grand Inquisitor sees Jesus and has him arrested. While Jesus is in custody the Inquisitor talks with Jesus and tells him that he is either the stupidest or cruelest man ever. The Inquisitor believes this because Jesus allowed all mankind to be free thus allowing them to be immoral. If Jesus had told man exactly what to do and what he expected from humans then humans would never be immoral. The Grand Inquisitor cites the three temptations of Christ as his reasons why Jesus is cruel or stupid. The first temptation of Christ is called the Bread Temptation, the devil tells Jesus that as the son of God he has the ability to feed all humans by turning stone into bread however, Jesus replies that “man cannot live on bread alone but on every word that comes out of the mouth of God.” The second temptation of Christ is called the “Pinnacle” temptation. The Devil takes Jesus up to the top of a high point and tells him to jump because surely God or his angels will save Jesus from hitting the ground but Jesus responds “Thou shall not tempt the lord thy God.” The third temptation of Christ is when the devil tells Jesus that the entire world could be his if he would worship him (the devil). Jesus responds by saying “Only worship that which comes out of the mouth of God.” He believes that by rejecting the temptations in favor of freedom for mankind Jesus has doomed the majority of humanity to fail on judgment day and be sentenced to suffer for all eternity.
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The bible says that the love of money is the root of all evil and that you should love God with all your heart, soul, might and mind. However, there is a second commandment that is LIKE the first is “Love your neighbor as yourself.” These
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This note was uploaded on 03/04/2012 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '07 term at San Diego State.

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