My belief about human nature is best summarized by the thoughts of Fr. Montaigne. I think that the idea that man is hypocritical and contradictory is a true idea. All people, whether they like it or not, have opposing characteristics. These undesirable attributes are prevailing in everybody. Not one person, of reasonable intelligence, can truthfully say that they have never lied. Even, if they are mostly truthful, there is time in everybody's life that a lie, a falsehood, an untruth is present. It would be ignorant to say that one single person is immune from the trait. Also with that example of being clever and stupid everyone has faults. Human nature is the disposition of man. That is a fact. When, where or how human nature arises is where the question lies.
Both qualifications are present in a person's life within any given time. It is not hard to understand that man has very hypocritical characteristics, but the more important question is why do we have these traits? The inconsistency in people's lives raises the question of why are people the way they are? That is not to say that a person can not control his/her own life's.
It is the person's own responsibility to make their own decisions , therefore if a person does something hypocritical, it is not fair for them to say that it was because of their "human nature" that drove them to do it. God may have the plan, but it only works if a person take matters into their own hands and take responsibility for their own actions.
These purposes are to love and serve God, and they are open to all people, whatever their level of understanding. Those of us who love and serve God will rise to heaven. Refusing to love and...