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Plato's description of slavery

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in response to reader comment: Syed Mohammad Ali: Better to be a ‘porn artist' than be raped as a slave

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Mar 3, 2008 at 03:35

Plato writes at the end of his comment, "Being free to be immoral is better than morality without freedom."

Very wise words. In a nutshell, explains the Achillies' heel of every dictatorship in history, including the one that so many today try to lable as a "religion of peace".

True "morality" does not occur apart from the ability to choose. Take away the ability to choose, and you have slavery.

Volition is the enemy of Islam.


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