...many philosophers have discussed the rights of mankind such as existence, liberty and especially property. In the work “The Second Treatise of Civil Government” written by John Locke, mankind’s natural rights are critically examined one by one. This essay aims to discuss whether John Stuart Mill’s harm principle that he mentions in “On Liberty” can be exercised while not violating the natural rights of mankind or not. First of all, in order to find out the consistency of Mill’s harm principle with Locke’s natural rights, briefly one should examine Locke’s definitions of state of nature and state of war. For Locke, when men live together reasonably and have right to judge each other, without a common authority such as a government it is called state of nature. For Locke, state of nature is a reasonable state that mankind live peacefully. And when men use force, or assert a design of force over other men and threat their lives, where also no common authority is present it is called state of war. Apart from the state of nature, in the state of war, Locke says that “every man hath a right to punish the offender, and be executioner of the law of nature” which drags men into continuous and endless wars and quarrels. Consequently, because of living in state of war, men could not make use of their natural rights such as right of existence, liberty, property, health, and...
Liberty University “Personal Faith” Essay
Prompt: How will your personal faith and beliefs contribute to Liberty’s mission to develop Christ-centered leaders?
I see the world in a way completely different than those around me do. I want to be light in this dark world. I desire to attend a college that will encourage me to grow closer to God and will help me to find and follow His will. I believe we were created to glorify God with our lives, but I need all the help I can get to become a Christ-centered woman. I am looking for a college where I can grow spiritually and where I can learn, not just academics, but learn about God and life. I think Liberty University is a college where I can do that. You say your mission is to produce Christians with values, knowledge, and skills needed to impact the world. My mom taught me a Christian perspective, and instilled morals in me. These will be my foundation to build on to become one of those Christians. For me, it is not always easy to stand up for God when there is so much opposition. But I want to change; I want to be one of those who goes out in the world as a light shining brightly. I plan on applying to Liberty’s aeronautics program. One day I want to be a pilot that reaches the hard to reach places in the world with hope and help for the needy. Liberty can prepare me for that work. I wish to impact those around me for God, and in doing this, impact tomorrow’s world.