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World c iv assignment 1.20.12

  1. 1. Sandy CashMailbox# 108 This document shows that Voltaire’s attitude toward religion, in which he does not likereligion. Not necessarily, the idea of a God who created the earth, but the traditions and you haveto do this or else you’re not save is what he does not like. This document also shows thatVoltaire is more concerned about beliefs than actions. Voltaire’s attitude toward religion is he does not like it at all. He agrees with the idea of a“Supreme Being,” who is good and justice, but he does not like the traditions that you must do inorder to be saved. He shows this by kind of mocking the Muslim and Franciscan, by saying this,“He laughs at Loretto and Mecca; but he succours the indigent and defends the oppressed.” Voltaire seems to be more concerned about beliefs than actions; this is shown by thebeginning of this document. He writes about how the theist does not know how God punishes,rewards, pardons or anything for he does not know nor tries to flatter himself by thinking heknows how God acts. All he knows is that God is just and good, so what ever he does it will beokay. This idea is also unites everyone with the rest of the world, for he is not in one dominationthat only keeps to themselves. Through this document, Voltaire shows his attitude toward religion and shows he is moreconcerned about beliefs than actions. He shows how he does not like the religions that keep onlyto themselves and you have to do these things in order to be saved. He does however believe in aGod, who is good and just, but he does not pick domination or pretends to know how God works.Voltaire also shows how he’s more concerned about belief than actions by talking more on thephilosophical side than about taking up any action.

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