The Mandate of Heaven is the belief that whover the leader is,is chosen because it is God's will. If God is not pleased because of the leader he will cause floods, earthquakes, or many other natural disasters. He may also kill the leader by striking him with lightning or swopping him up from a tornado. I dont think this is a true philosiphy because of Hitler, Stalen, and many other leaders that were bad. If what we know about God is true, then God was extremely displeased with Hitler's actions. Due to that, if the Mandate of Heaven was true, he would have killed Hitler way before he could start executing the Jews. Also, if people were bad leaders or just bad followers of God, I belive that God would not execute them because he loves everybody and he wants them to go to heaven and be with him eternally.
I really agree with how you said that even if people were bad leaders or just bad followers of God, that he wouldn't execute them for that reason alone.
Luke i agree with you totally why would he have Hitler rule for as long as he did . especially because the Jews were doing works for him and doing stuff that would please him.
I agree with your answer. You did a good job axplaining and i agree with you
I really liked your answer because you brought up a good point about Hitler.
The mandate if heaven show religion directly impacting the political system. The emperors knew what was hapening based upon the tradagies of their world. This concept works for a group for a similar mindset. I dont think it works well, with a divinity inovled directly with people, but i do see religous concepts shaping a culture. Look at us. Our preamble, constitution, pledge and other important documents all contain referneces to God. Several founding fathes were masons and devout Christians. Definitely religious men. But they developed perhaps the best goverment the world has seen. I think this has ti do with its Christian roots and roots as a western civilization more than a belief that God will smite our poor leaders with lightning bolts. As a Christian, i do recognize Gods will, but see the base of the government differently.
I agree with your answer. You made it clear and i agree with you.
The Mandate of Heaven is a belief that the leader is chosen by God's will. If God is not pleased with the leader natural disasters will happen while he is the leader. For example, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, floods, and others. God may also kill the leader by striking him with lightning or another cause. I believe that this is not a true philosophy. The reason why I believe this is because he might be a bad leader to some people and the greatest leader ever to other people. For example, when Hitler was a leader, the Jew and the other people at the concentration camps clearly thought he was a terrible leader and hated him with every bone in there body. Other people, for example the Nazi's thought that he was a great leader and decided to follow him. Also, Obama for example, I know people that hate him and think that he is the best President ever, and I know other people that think he is the worst President they have ever had. So, I don't think God would do that because the leader must have both good and bad parts about them and no just bad. This is what I personally believe.
I really agree with you that the philosophy is not true because God didn't remove Hitler from power even though he was doing such horrible things to the Jews at that time.
Also what if the leader was bad but the people he was leading were good and then he sent a natural disaster that would get the leader out of office but it would also destroy the good people he was leading
Lauryn i agree on how you took both sides of it. You stated that the leader may be bad but also great for some people. I can see where your coming from. Nice points
The Mandate of Heaven is a belief that the leader of a nation or kingdom or anything of the sort is chosen because it is God's will for that person to be the leader. If God is not happy with the leader or with what he/she is doing, he will remove the leader from power by way of natural disasters such as striking the leader with lightning, or he will cause an earthquake or a flood or any other natural disasters to remove the leader. I do not believe that this philosophy is true because (as luke said) God did not remove Hitler or any of the other bad leaders throughout history. The bad leaders were not removed from power until after they had committed their crimes. If the Mandate of Heaven was a true philosophy then Hitler would've been killed by God before he could've committed mass murder and such horrible crimes. That is why I believe that there is not truth in the Mandate of Heaven because God didn't strike down some of the worst and most cynical leaders in history.
Alex, I to do not believe in the Mandate of Heaven. I also agree that if it was true than Hitler would of been killed by God. What if God would of killed Hitler before he could come up with the idea of concentration camps? What if the Mandate of Heaven was real? How many leaders do you think God would of killed?
The mandate of heaven is that the leader of our nation is chosen by god. If god is not pleased with what he is doing in the nation he will send natural disaster to remove him from office. I don't believe that the mandate is true because why would god chose a leader that would disappoint him. He would chose some one who would lead the nation right.
I agree that the Madate of Heaven is not true, but I do not agree on your reasoning. Why would God choose a leader that would disappoint him? I believe that God would do that because that would help us learn from our mistakes and the leaders mistakes. Also, someone disapoints someone in there life time. I know that I have probely disappointed God countless times. Everybody does, but yet everyone can still be a leader if he/she want to become a leader.
I agree with you Camden, but don't you also think that it is us who picks our leader? So shouldn't we suffer the consequences?
The mandate of heaven is the idea that leaders are chosen by God. If these leaders do not fulfill their duties as leaders, they will be removed by God through natural disasters. These disasters include being hit by lightening or being swooped up by a tornado. I do not believe in this philosophy because there have been many leaders the would definately not be considered good leaders. These leaders were not removed and they continued to do evil things such as Hitler did. If the mandate of heaven was real than many leaders would have been removed. Another reason why this could not be real is because our leaders are selected by the people. This is why i dont believe in the mandate of heaven, because if it were real, many leaders would have been removed by natural disasters many times in the past.
The mandate of heaven is a belief that god choose the leaders. I believe that mandate of heaven is not true because if god chose the leaders why would he choose a bad leader? Stalin killed millions of his own people he want power and war. If the mandate of heaven is true, god would have destroyed him by flood, earthquake, tornado, or some other way.
The Mandate of Heaven is a belief that if God does not like or does not agree with what a ruler is doing, that he will let there be a natural disaster come that will take them out of office. I do not believe this belief at all though. I believe that we are the ones that vote for our president so we should have to suffer the consequences that come with the leader. I also don't believe it because if God truly could do that there are many instances he would have. Take Hitler for example. I believe that if he would have had the power to he would have killed Hitler before he could kill so many people. That is why I don't believe in the Mandate of Heaven.
I agree completley with the Hitler thing you added there at the end. He wouldn't have let one person take so many lives and no think they were a bad leader. Good points.
The Mandate of Heaven is a belief that God doesn't agree or agrees with a ruler and what that ruler is doing. He will punish the bad rulers with natural disasters so better rulers can have a shot at making a positve impact.I do believe in this to an extent. I believe that God has his ways of telling the world or people that this ruler isn't the best. He sends signs all the time to people, but when the people don't listen and notice these signs is when they should pay the consequences. I think if a awful leader put so much stress and damage on a place or people, that the people who elected or voted for that person to be the leader should pay. I know that if God had the power to completely removed and strike the lightning bolt on someone that didn't fulfill the needs of a proper leader that he would have done it by now with a lot of people. That's why i kinda believe it but only to an extent. He can send signs, and you should keep an eye out for them, but also be ready for the price you will have to pay if they don't work out the way you hoped.
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