The ancient Greeks had a rich culture and many aspects of it were determined by their beliefs in the gods and some of the myths surrounding them. In fact, Greek gods have been the focus of movies and many written tales throughout the centuries. During ancient times in Greece, however, the gods and the myths surrounding them were believed and was a guiding force in the lives of the ancient Greek people. Greek mythology is filled with amazing stories and all of them explain how the ancient Greeks believed the world around them was created. The ancient Romans even adopted the Greek gods as their own, adding to the interesting aspects of the myths related to the gods.
In Philip Wogaman's "Christian Ethics: A historical Introduction", theinfluence of ancient philosophical traditions is evident. To what extenthave these traditions influenced early Christian thought? Is Christianethical thought an extension of earlier philosohpical traditions, or is itbased upon its own principles and ideologies? With these questions in mind,what and who is the basic foundational structure of this discipline?
The relationship between science and religion has engendered heated controversy. This debate has its roots in the historic conflict between the advocates of reason and the disciples of faith. On the current scene, there is a vocal hallelujah chorus singing praises to the mutual harmony and support of these two realms or "magisteria." I have serious misgivings about this alleged rapprochement, but I wish to focus on only one aspect of the controversy, and ask: To what extent should we apply skepticism to religious claims?