SPRESNENIE VÝRAZU „NEVERIACI“ AKO PRÍSPEVOK K ROZVOJU CYRILO-METODSKÉHO FILOZOFICKÉHO DEDIČSTVA
(Clarification of the Term ‘Unbeliever’ as a Contribution to the Development of the Cyrillo-Methodian Philosophical Heritage)
Abstract: The love and affection of Saint Constantine-Cyril, also called the Philosopher, for truth and wisdom was manifested in several disputes whereby he brilliantly argued in favour of his opinion. The author of the study was inspired by this feature of his character. Based on his argumentation, he proposes to specify the use of the term ‘unbeliever’ or ‘believer’ according to the latest results of experimental sciences, philosophy and theology, which have not yet proved that only ‘believers’ believe in God, while ‘unbelievers’ would not be believers in the matter, in chance or in anything other than the first principle, but would be ‘aware’, ‘knowing’, who experimentally proved where the universe comes from and who controls it. A statement of this type is already found in the Catholic funeral ceremony. The author’s efforts may contribute to the clarification of expression in philosophy, religious studies, theology, exact sciences, to more precise formulas in the Slovak language, as well as to mutual dialogue and understanding of members of antagonistic worldviews. It is also a contribution to the development of the Cyrillo-Methodian philosophical heritage which the Slovak Republic Constitution refers to in the preamble.
Authors: Krupa, Jozef
Source: Konštatínove listy, 2022, vol.: 15, issue: 2, pages: 160-169 (PDF file)
Keywords: PROPOSITIONS, CLARIFICATION, TERMINOLOGY, UNBELIEVER, BELIEVER, FIRST PRINCIPLE, PHILOSOPHY, RELIGIOUS STUDIES, EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES, THEOLOGY
Krupa, Jozef. 2022. Spresnenie výrazu „neveriaci“ ako príspevok k rozvoju cyrilo-metodského filozofického dedičstva. [Clarification of the Term ‘Unbeliever’ as a Contribution to the Development of the Cyrillo-Methodian Philosophical Heritage]. In Konštantínove listy [Constantine’s Letters] 15/2, 160-169.