Imagine you are a philosopher, and you are on trial for simply teaching your fellow students how to think logically or in other words outside the box. At your trial, you make your best to defend yourself of the charges and demonstrate that you been living an honest, healthy life and have not broken laws or have done wrong to society, but no matter what your claim are you are deemed a criminal just for teaching and practicing in what you strongly believe in, however the case is that the upper powers just simply want you to shut up and not cause change within the society. Well, this happen to the famous philosopher Socrates. Socrates is accused and sentence to death for refusing to recognize the established religion, corrupting the youth and impiety-lack of believes in what is considering sacred.
Throughout time religion has played a major role in society, sense the beginning of times humans strongly believed that there was a greater power living in the heavens or the above and the God or Gods control everything, from the way we talk to the way we move and even climate changes or humans behaviors. However there is no solid proof that demonstrates that there is something greater than us sitting in a thrown in the heavens or elsewhere. In reality famous religions and scriptures were simply created and force into societies in order to control and establish a lifestyle of what upper classman believed to be right. In Socrates case, Socrates is being accused of many so called “crimes” and one of them happens to be refusing of recognizing the established religion or being atheist-a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods. Socrates refutes the charge of being an atheist by stating th...
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...lling into a deep sleep or simply a getaway to another life.
Death is inevitable, certain to happen, unavoidable. It reaches each and every single one of us and there’s nothing we can do about it but rather to accept the fact that it will nock on our door someday, some sooner than others but eventually will nock. In Socrates case death nock on his door because he stood for something that he believed it was right. And not only Socrates but many Activist and human rights movement’s leaders and in some cases innocent people as well. People that did not deserve to die but did and others had to lie and denied true identity in order to survive but would you rather survive and not truly live? As a wise man one said before his departure “The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows” (Socrates, The Apology).
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