Philosophy is a route, and love for wisdom is a passage leading to tranquility, research and contemplation of days that praise the circumstances attached to wishes and dreams that are waiting in the corners of secrecy and anchors of disappointment in a fantastic synchronization that merge the feelings with curiosity while days yearn for nights, and nights seek to see the marvelous dawn.
The directions emerged from exploring the stories about Socrates, Aristotle and Plato to reaching the philosophers – Voltaire, Jean Jacques Rousseau and David Hume.
It is a general human structure that does not exceed the limits, commit to the spoken letters, and is affected by the unknown future with balanced dynamic feelings, and distinctive ideology shifting from shiny days to dark nights through a meandrous path. The course is arrogant and the routes are immeasurable, as there is no obvious end in sight.
Prior to the Renaissance, the European space was covered with layers of thick dark clouds hiding justice, innovation and humanitarian life underneath. The religious monster swallowed everything. Clerics used to take control of everybody and everything, interfered in the governance affairs, and decided who takes power and who is to be impeached.
They had ready decisions to accuse some and acquit others. These conditions went on until Marten Luther arose to cut the throat of personal interests with the sword of religious revolution that engulfed most of Europe within a short time. The impact of the revolution was deep, as it threw the clerics from their lofty towers.
Protestantism kicked off a luminous era accompanied by the appearance of reformers like Jean Calvin and others. The renaissance era witnessed a number of collapses in terms of ideologist attitudes, and political and social disorder. Nevertheless, it was an excellent era with regards to art development and cultural contributions by Leonardo da Vinci and Michael Angelo who created the term “Renaissance Man”.
The real challenge is not the random confrontation of extremism as if you are fighting air. What is important is to study the reason for the traditional mentality of religious ideology that is full of religious and sectarian provisions. The challenge is to purify the religious ideology from worshipping humans and put issues on the right track. True revolution is firstly social, aimed at eradicating fake orders that have nothing to do with the divine orders. There are basic principles of religion that nobody can discuss in objection. However, there are many issues that should be studied and discussed; and it is possible to agree or disagree on them.
Nations arise through intellectualism rather than work. Once the intellectual scale is balanced, the society becomes more sophisticated and developed, and innovations are revealed.
Unquestionably, such an objective will not be accomplished without responsible freedom that puts everyone in their suitable place, ensures reform, and does not devastate and demolish.
By Yousef Awadh Al-Azmi
“A man’s attitude reveals his policy”
– Muhammad Al-Ghazali