PHILOSOPHY ON THE MEANING OF LIFE

Psychology, philosophy, and anthropology have separately tried to answer the question about the meaning of life. Sometimes the science fills, confirms the religious point of view. What is the situation in this case?

 The answers of philosophy or psychology, when they don’t oppose to the principles of Christianity, are simply observed as matching to the divine commandments or the teachings of Christ, but are not considered as a supplement to the ultimate goal, that the Bible reveals.

According to Aristotle, the meaning of life is happiness that we can find in science and knowledge, and it corresponds to a good aspiration to have knowledge. The words of Epicurus about being away from tortures, his approval about finding the meaning of life not in physical pleasures, but being free of spiritual anxiety and fear of death, is appropriate to the exhortation of striving for chastity, spiritual peace and resurrected life.

The views expressed in the pragmatism that the meaning of life are the objectives that make you appreciate life coincides with the teachings of the Church Fathers.

Church Fathers say that the goal of human life is in divinization, God became human so that the man will become divine. But the new theological thought emphasizes first the importance of man’s humanization as the divine image is in the human being and here is the possibility of achieving divinization.

The purpose of it is the glory of God because the divinization of man pleases God, and it brings bliss and good to the human being.