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The Enlightenment of the eighteenth century considerably shaped the earth we stay in today. By simply drawing a few examples from the book, describe two ways that the beliefs and beliefs of people today reflect the ideas with the Enlightenment. Might you describe this kind of influence nearly as good or bad? An example of how values and beliefs of folks today offers reflected the ideas of Enlightenment can be; how the Catholic Church sights the Virgin Mary. Even though are very spiritual, they have skipped who we should be concentrating all of our attention to, Jesus! " They have exchanged a religious icon for a fresh God. ” The Catholic Church likewise relies on " good works”, and how which is ticket to to take them to Heaven. Although it is useful for everyone to accomplish good performs for our creator, we simply cannot go to Paradise without a deliverer, without the blood of Christ. Unfortunately, this belief isn't only the Catholic Church; it truly is all around the world. Another example that Michael A. Babcock talked about is, " how you aren't call it " Christmas” in a public place anymore. ” I notice so many " Merry X-Mas and Cheerful Holidays”, you hardly ever hear " Merry CHRIST-mas. ” There is a progressive decrease in the quantity of true religious celebrations we now have in this country today. It can be truly heartbreaking to see. Enlightenment thinkers frequently attacked spiritual institutions, and the idea that principles should be acknowledged without question. They often times would criticize the way individuals practiced their particular religion. For that reason, I believe this influence is usually bad. " Enlightenment philosophers believed that reason and science had been the foundation of truth to get modern man; tradition and faith had been increasingly getting rejected since superstition. ”

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Babcock, Jordan A., and Matthew D. Pamer. The Story of European Culture. In. p.: n. p., d. d. Print.