posted on Mar, 24 2003 @ 07:01 PM
Ok whoever knows about Socrates or has read Plato's 5 dialogues will understand this well.
First off, how is Socrates like Freemasonry?
1) He was a moral philosopher.
2) He challeged used rational thinking to deduce a way of life, as he called it "The Virtuous Life". Which challeged the religion of the time,
even the very culture of the time.
3) He believed that nothing done to you justifies any wrong returned to the sender. (No eye for an eye).
4) Socrates was branded for his beliefs, as a "corrupter of the youth". Not much unlike Masonry being branded as "evil" by the institutions who
thrived on ignorance.
For Socrates believed knowledge was the only good, and one who was learned could do know evil, for only the ignorant served evil.
Funny thing was, in his end when they were trying him. Socrates said "Do to me what you will, you'll all get yours in the end, for more of me are
I guess he was right, where ever dogma and oppression have served ignorance, a smart few would rise and challenge it, and finally in the 1300s a great
institution corrupted by King Phillipe went too far, and the result was an institution that has stayed ever since, teaching men Morals, and to be
I liken Masonry to teaching a man to live "The Virtuous Life".
And the parallels between it and Socrates, are staggering, read up on him, I guess history does repeate itself.