2. John Hick argues that human beings are psychophysical persons. He believes a person can be resurrected through a divine act of recreation. How does he defend this position? Do you agree with Hick? Why or why not? Please provide reasons to support your claim.
John Hick believes psychophysical re-creation and parapsychology is evidence for life after death. He says the soul cannot be destroyed, unlike the body. Hicks believe man is not an immortal soul attached to a predetermined body, but man is a mortal with a psychophysical life that has to rely on God. To explain what Hicks means, he uses John Smith, a man who disappears from the U.S. and is the same person in India at the same time. Since John Smith is exactly the same people
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Self-identity is the recognition of one’s potential and qualities as an individual. The reason a person’s self-identity is formed through the interactions with other people is because others have the capability of revealing the true the positive and negatives of people. A person’s self-identity is formed from how others treat them. If someone is teased, especially as a child, they learn to believe the negatives and form their mindset around how they were treated and what was said about them. These people tend to have a difficult time succeeding in life. On the other hand, those who were praised as child and had a lot of positive feedback tend to feel good about themselves and have a higher chance of succeeding in life. That being said, I feel as though a large majority of a person’s self-identity is determined by their culture, family, and friends. A person who comes from an abusive relationship, especially as a child, has a tendency to repeat the vicious cycle and abuse those in their lives. A young boy who watches his father beat his mother up, will grow up to beat his wife, because he was taught that’s what a “real man” does. On the other side, a young girl who watches his father beat his mother up, will grow up thinking it is acceptable to be beat and will not leave the abusive circumstance. At the same time, those who grow up with a tight knit family, who are supported and pushed to succeed, end up building a tight knit family through the