Pope John Paul II Research Paper

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Pope John Paul II does, in a way, seem to believe in the idea that if you believe something it is true. Pope John Paul II writes that although “each individual has a right to be respected in his own journey in search of the truth, there exists a prior moral obligation, and a grave one at that, to seek the truth and to adhere to it once it is known. It is essential, therefore, that the values chosen and pursued in one’s life be true, because only true values can lead people to realize themselves fully, allowing them to be true to their nature.” But how can you be certain you have “the truth” once it is known? I think a scientist like Einstein would say you always have to keep doing new research. In my example about the all-hamburger diet, you…show more content…
If there is “one true religion,” I think it can be found in his underlying message, that as long as a person has goodwill and seeks the Lord, there is no reason to judge that person, regardless of what his or her religion may be. I believe that his popularity is really about “the truth” that he represents. People have talked about him being like a rock star but I don’t think that it is it at all. He has been talking about a “truth” that should unite all people. For instance, that we should work much harder on the issue of global warming. That we should stop wasting food and get more food to the people who don’t have it. (This is what Pope Francis has said about food waste: “This culture of waste has made us insensitive even to the waste and disposal of food, which is even more despicable when all over the world many individuals and families are suffering from hunger and malnutrition.”) Pope Francis’s refusal to live in an elaborate style, even his choice of car, are all “truths” that we can call relate to, because we can all look into our own lives and decide what is important to us and what is not. These are the kinds of truths that will not show up in scientific testing. (Sorry, Albert Einstein.) They will not show up in looking at a piece of art. (Sorry, Pable Picasso.) But they are the kinds of truths that Kant was talking about. For something to be really true we have to understand it. I think we understand that wasting food, heating up the planet and living beyond our means is not a good way to lead a
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