December 01, 2008
Logic: Good or Bad 2
This entry to my blog is going to touch on a small, yet important aspect of most modern religions including judaism, Christianity, and Islam. These three along with most religions i have ever heard of teach that a follower of the beliefs should " walk with God" in a sense, meaning that one should act as God acted or acts. Yet, at the same time, most modern cultures such as right here in the United States tells everyone that they should not "play God" meaning they should not perform God's work.
God in most modern religions, especially Jesus, is and was a man who always did good deeds and never sinned. He is also the one to cause people to die and then pass judgement over them; Whether that judgement be who deserves to live or die or judgement as to who deserves to go to heaven and who goes to hell.
My problem with these fundamentals of religion is that they are opposing examples of logic that contradict themselves. "Playing God" and "walking with God" are inherently the same thing. however, we are supposed to copy what God does in walking with God but not copy what he does when it comes to Playing God. My conclusion is that when it comes down to issues such as abortion, the death penalty, and cloning, the same logic should be used as is used in doing good deeds. If you do not follow a religion, then you are free to come up with your own morals, but for Jewish, Catholic, and Islamic fundamentalists, this logic should be revised in your morals. However, an opsing view can be further explored in this argument against playing God regarding abortion
Another controversial example of "playing God" vs. "walking with God" is portrayed in a three part dramma about a fertility clinic where a couple can artificially cause pregnancy and even choose aspects of the baby such as sex. A more detailed description of the show can be read about here
November 30, 2008
Intro to Logic
The title Intro to Logic does not stand for the class that The University of Michigan offers. Instead, it means this entry is an introduction to my blog that examines examples of people using logic either correctly or incorrectly.This blog will probably touch on subjects including, but not limited to, Religion and God, business decisions, and possibly the U.S. voting structure.
This blog topic is meant to voice my opinion about these uses of logic. I repeat, this is just my opinion it is not meant to be considered fact; although it will touch on facts that i will use as premises for my opinions. Hopefully through my explanations, my voice will be that of reason and not seem like the incorrect logic that i am so adamant about exposing to you.
My purpose in exposing the uses of logic as good or bad are benevolent. I hope to do my small part in retrieving the lost integrity of Aristotle's original definitions of logic and its formal structure which can be explored in the Stanford encyclopedia of Philosophy . Without correct flows of reasoning, people are just irrational. Although many people have the view that humans are naturally illogical and there is much evidence supporting this view, I believe, in contrast, that humans are inherently logical. They simply get lost in society's pressures and therefore are forced to change some of the original assumptions about life because of trivialities such as love and emotion.
Reason is a light that God has kindled in the soul. ~ Aristotle