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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Martin Luther's Philosphy (2/3)

http://cophilosophy.blogspot.com/2015/11/martin-luther-and-philosphy-8-austin.html( post 1)

Continuing my 3 part blog series on Martin Luther I will elaborate on his philosophy and how it relates to us today. Martin Luther was extremely brave and in my opinion, he took a leap of faith at challenging the Roman Catholic Church. At the time, religion is extremely influential and everyone belongs to some sort of religion; in Europe it was dominated by Catholics. People's lives revolve around their religion and have been doing so the same way for years, however Luther challenges these views and overall succeeds in changing the way people think about religion forever.
In today's world, religion still play a big role in some people's lives. However, children are not able to pick the religion they want. Influences such as parents, locations, and peers all construct what religion you will belong to as a child. As a kid I was confused by religion and I didn't understand what it meant to be a Christian, if it were my choice at the time I would've rather of stayed at home and played video games than be at Church. If I had free will to choose my religion as a child I wonder if I would be a Christian today. Luther was influenced just like I was, but in a different way. His parent's and peers probably influenced him just like mine, but at the time not being religious was not a option, and with such a heavy influence from the Catholic Church most people were forced to become Catholic, regardless if they believed their practices were right or not. That's why Martin Luther was such a interesting man, at the time when denying such a prominent religion was unheard of he did the unenviable and has changed the course of religion forever.

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