Implication of Human Dignity

Implication of Human Dignity

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Shunell Smith

Professor Butterly

REL 401 – Module 3 Essay

13 November 2008

Relation of Christianity and World Religions

Teilhard was committed to his work in science but he was also a religious man.

Despite his speculations and optimism about evolution, Teilhard based his collective

thoughts in the term of love, increasing in our global species. The basis of his research

and method was the outcome of God’s existence, which was not taking in well by the

Vatican’s. Surely, he would have been ecstatic about today’s technology. Teilhard

presented the fact of natural growth and evolution during a time when scientific theory

was not heard of and taken as a threat to other religions mental acts and traditional


Regrettably, for him in trying to compose the real with the unreal, this Jesuit priest

content did not appeal to any community. Although, judging properly as to what is true

and not resisting the truth of evolution, the Roman Catholic Church offered no large

scope and particular evolutionary exposition for the origin and history of life or the

outgrowth and future of humankind. Teilhard attention accounted on the earth and to our

own species. In this respect, he was not on the same page as the other modern thinkers

who offered relevant data in which humankind is altogether vanishing quickly in this

material universe.

In The Phenomenon of Man, Teilhard writes:

“Is evolution a theory, a system or a hypothesis? It is much more: it is a general condition to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must bow and which they must satisfy


henceforth if they are to be thinkable and true. Evolution is a light illuminating all facts, a curve that all lines must follow....The consciousness of each of us is evolution looking at itself and reflecting upon itself....Man is not the center of the universe as once we thought in our simplicity, but something much more...

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