In the history of science there is a large Gallery of famous names by their studies and contributions to human knowledge. One of these goals is Francisco Bacon (1561-1626). Chancellor of England, and Baron of Verulamium. In his best-known work Novum Organum, presents some of the major dangers that lurk the investigator in his search for the truth; He called them the Idola (idols), in simple terms, there are obstacles to acquire the correct knowledge. Below we review briefly each of them, by applying them to the spiritual life. Prejudices of human nature Bacon points out that everyone suffers from what he called the tribal Idol, is to say that by having the human nature we show bias characteristic of our species. We believe that everything that happens or there is in the universe continues the same behavior and habits of human beings. The Gospels show us this reality in several passages.
Let us remember the well-known incident recorded in Luke 20: 27-40; Matthew 22: 23-33; Marcos 12: 18: 27. When the Sadducees asked Jesus about the Resurrection and presented the case of the woman who was the wife of the seven brothers. & ldqu o;In the resurrection, because of which of them is woman, seven had by women? The question of the Sadducees expressed this kind of prejudice, believing that things are given in the Kingdom of heaven on Earth, and one of them is the existence of spousal or matrimonial practice. By nature, we tend to imagine that what occurs in the sky is equal to what we do humans on Earth. This is common when we think that the phenomena of love, hate, anger, repentance, rest, pain we experience the sons of Adam are of equal quality and shape in the heavenly beings in statements such as: Genesis 6: 6 he repented Jehovah have made man on the Earth, and hurt in your heart I Samuel 15: 35 and the Lord repented of having post Saul king over Israel.