Friday, May 6, 2011

Thought of the Day VI

"Consider this: Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?"

-Socrates, outlining his famous dilemma in Plato's Euthyphro

If I had to point to a single reason for my "deconversion," it would be the insolubility of Socrates' dilemma.  We have a difficult enough time discerning the Good without referring such questions upward and interjecting the "my god is bigger than your god" problem.

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