"Nor, again, is it all strange that one who comes from the contemplation of divine things to the miseries of human life should appear awkward and ridiculous when, with eyes still dazed and not yet accustomed to the darkness, he is compelled, in a law-court or elsewhere, to dispute about the shadows of justice of the images that cast those shadows, and to wrangle over the notions of what is right in the minds of men who have never beheld Justice itself"
Monday, September 08, 2008
RTS and the awkward man
I'm taking a class starting this weekend at RTS here in Atlanta. It's a history of philosophy class that I'm pretty excited about. I've already begun some of the reading, and I just read the following in Plato's Republic, chapter 7, as he's discussing the famous "cave". I think there is some truth here for me as a Christian. What do you think?