Writing and etymology in Korean
物 (물) [mul] – things
質 (질) [jil] – matter
主義 (주의) [juui] – doctrine

Observing today’s world, which is captured by materialism, we understand that it has become so due to the pursuit of bodily aspirations. When we base our thinking on absolute materialism, what can we say about human dignity and worth? What could be our real philosophical basis for the affirmation of human values?

Matter is always limited, so the materialist cannot rise above the material to embrace metaphysical values. Thus, materialism denies the existence of any spiritual realm. He will argue that spirit is only a by-product of matter.

If we limit ourselves to the material world, then we become trivial people and our universe becomes very narrow, but when we consider ourselves as a spiritual being, then our human potential becomes limitless. The human being is not only material, we also have a spiritual principle, and the spirit always goes beyond the material and has the essence of eternity.
Therefore, when we talk about spirit, we are talking about something permanent and eternal, which is not dominated by the material world. If we believe in the spiritual world, we must determine its source. That is, we must strive for God.

Is love material? Are the mind and conscience material? If they are not material, then how could they spontaneously develop from matter? Can matter create these immaterial things? When we try to limit our human existence on a material level, we reduce the space around us to a very small area. This is why many philosophers throughout history have been concerned with this important question about the existence of God.