The Idols Of Francis Bacon And Spiritual Life Spirituality And Philosophy

In the history of science is a great gallery of famous names for their studies and contributions to human knowledge. One of the many is Francis Bacon (1561-1626). Chancellor of England and Baron Verulam. In his most famous work Novum Organum, features some of the major threats to the researcher in their quest for the truth, he called idols (Idols), in simple terms, are obstacles to acquiring the right knowledge. Here we briefly review each of them, applying them to the spiritual life. Prejudices of human nature – Bacon said that everyone suffers from what he called the idola tribus, that is human nature to have their own prejudices show of our species. We believe that everything that happens or in the universe follows the same behavior and habits of human beings.

The Gospels show us this reality in several passages. Remember the famous incident recorded in Luke 20: 27-40, Matthew 22:23-33, Mark 12:18:27. When the Sadducees asked Jesus about resurrection and present the case of the woman who was wife of seven brothers. & Ldquo or, In the resurrection therefore of which of them will be women, since the seven had married her? “The question of the Sadducees manifest this type of prejudice, believing that the kingdom of heaven things are given as on earth, and one of them is the existence of the marriage or marriage. By nature we tend to imagine that what takes place in Heaven is equal to what humans do on Earth. This is common when we think that the phenomena of love, hate, anger, repentance, rest, pain that we experience the sons of men are of equal quality and how the celestial beings in statements such as: Genesis 6:6 “And the LORD repented He had made man on earth, and He was grieved in his heart “I Samuel 15: 35” …

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