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The Good the Bad and the ExistentialistThe beliefs of an existentialist say that the choices we make throughout our lives all dictate who we are As viewed by well known existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre The inescapable condition of human life is the requirement of choosing something and accepting the responsibility for the consequences Existentialism aside it is widely accepted that we as humans live our own lives and are free to make decisions for ourselves Whether or not we will have to pay the consequences for our actions is disputed within religions as well as various groups of people Sartre once said that existentialists are the most dedicated optimists Even though the beliefs of an existentialist are both contended and accepted by many their beliefs dont necessarily set them apart as the most optimistic Religion and philosophy have never been able to successfully combine their ideas to form one great truth Religion believes to have teachings direct from the mouth of God and claim to have the truth Separated by denominations yet untied within they stand strong with the faith that their beliefs will enable them to live in heaven after this life Philosophers like religions have their own beliefs that vary as well as share ideas with other philosophers When the beliefs overlap strong assertions come forth and ideas clash In his early philosophic work Being and Nothingness Sartre conceived humans as beings who create their own world by rebelling against authority and by accepting personal responsibility for their actions unaided by society traditional morality or religious faith httpwwwconnectnetronsartrehtml What is so optimistic about that To what end do you live if society morality and religion do not play a part of your daily decisions It might be argued that having decided to live for himself and not a greater good he is more noble Not being pushed by the fear or reward of a god he lives for his own self-worth and
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