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For Plato and Salah

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Submitted by Peter Herz (United States), Jun 29, 2009 at 00:35

Plato, as a Christian, I hold no candle for Islam. But why, as a scientific secularist, do you choose the monikker of such a mystic? Read Gorgias. Socrates' only answer to Callicles (a young twerp who argued that the tyrant is the happiest of men) was to affirm a judgment after death.

Maybe this is why a line of Christian thinkers from the Greek Fathers (themselves malcontents from a polytheistic culture) to the Swiss Reformer Huldrych Zwingli tried to argue that your namesake was somehow touched by the Holy Spirit, a borrower from Moses, or some such thing.

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