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Letter to Philosopher

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Dear Sir, This letter to you is so I may express my opinions and thoughts on your life’s servitude. I would foremost like to congratulate you for your contribution to the science of philosophy. Through the studies of your efforts I have acquired a great deal of knowledge. My understanding is that you hold a unyielding conviction in God. You have written that belief in God and putting Him before any other commitment in your life is of the absolute importance because this is the only way to escape dread and despair (Moore-Bruder, 2008). I disagree with this concept because I do not believe that not having faith in God will directly result in dread and despair. I believe it to be essential for us to love and have faith in God and that we believe that the love and faith will be returned by God. Yet, I believe that a person, who may be God-fearing, is still able to live with sadness, hopelessness, dread, and despair. My personal faith in God is important to me, especially during afflicting times in my life. I also believe that having God as my sole companion and comforter would create a world of isolation and ultimately lead toward sorrow and misery. You withdrew from your engagement to Ms. Regine Olsen because you proclaimed God as your first love (Moore-Bruder, 2008). Do you not believe that you deserve the companionship, love, happiness, and prosperity that God portrays for all who believe in Him? Rejecting the woman you truly love and isolating yourself accounts for the bitter despair you so intensely speak of. If allowed, suffering, fear, and dread may engulf one’s life. Dread, being the worst to you, is resistible in my opinion (Moore- Bruder, 2008). With our own hearts and minds God allows us the ability to gather wisdom and to use positive thinking; we...

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