11832Re: Sophia and Religous sentiments
- Nov 8, 2006--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "holderlin66"
> Holderlin brought about Giordano Bruno:
> "Bruno answered the sentence of death by fire with the
> threatening: "Perhaps you, my judges, pronounce this sentence
> against me with greater fear than I receive it." He was given eight
> more clays to see whether he would repent. But it was no use. He
> taken to the stake and as he was dying a crucifix was presented toBefore Bruno was staked, preceded by the Maid of Orleans, and then
> him, but he pushed it away with fierce scorn."
> Bradford comments;
> "...as he was dying a crucifix was presented to him, but he pushed
> it away with fierce scorn."
by the last Grand Master of the Templars, DeMolay, all of whom
represent a sacrificial progression in spiritual-evolutionary
history, we can find a quite seminal occasion wherein a very decent
man was brought up on charges of corrupting young minds and also not
observing the so-called "religious novelties" of his time; tsk tsk.
Well, this would be Socrates, who could be considered to be the
grand master of the Greek era of philosophical deduction.
As such, he was brought before the city council of Athens with the
aforesaid charges, and sentenced to pay 30 mina as a fine, which was
a respectable amount but not overwhelming. Well, guess what?
Instead of amicably quiescing and paying the fine, he told them
something entirely unexpected. He told them that they should be the
ones to pay the fine on his behalf! And why? Because he had been a
faithful servant of Athenian society his whole life, which the
historical record does, in fact, verify.
Unfortunately, much in the same way that Stephen invoked the wrath
of the Sanhedrin, Socrates impunity got his sentence upgraded to
death, and so it was that he drank the hemlock once the sacred ship
returned to port.
Socrates greatness concerns the fact that he got the young minds to
look inwardly for the very first time, in anticipation of something
very great coming down the road.
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