Gods Essay

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Euthyphro Philosophy A Concise Introduction – PHI 208

Euthyphro If everyone took the time to discuss holiness / piety (reverence for God), there would always be many different interpretations or perceptions on what it really is and just how to determine that it is being done. The best philosophers in the world have engaged in many conversations about this subject for decades. Socrates has been one of many that discussed this subject. Socrates was a man that was accused of impiety and corrupting the youth. He wanted the best representation he could find to help him plead his case against the state. When he begin to speak with Euthyphro about his own accusations against his father, Euthyphro was bringing accusations of murder
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His charge of denouncing piety and making others second guess what they believed was why Miletus wanted to prosecute him. His reaching out to a friend that he felt had the wisdom needed to help him understand was his first goal. During this conversation there is an ongoing debate as to what piety can or cannot be. As an outsider I would like to pose this question to Socrates for further discussion; if we regard piety / holiness as the highest honor to the Gods what constitutes our act of holiness? Do we show reverence to the Gods because we are told to honor them simply because they sit high or do we honor them because we feel convicted to honor what we know is superior and good? My point, do we make a judgment regarding right or wrong based on the circumstances of what we know is evil or wrong or do we judge based on the evidence to determine if the act was evil or deliberate. To make the decision honor the holiness of what the Gods deem right or wrong good or evil? In the case of Euthyphro the accusation of murder seems to be based on the final outcome of an act and not based on the entire circumstances and intentions of the original act that led up to the final outcome. The original act itself did not indicate a deliberate act that resulted in the final outcome of murder; would not the Gods in their holiness take the entire act into consideration and determine if the intent of the act was done to dishonor the holiness of the Gods and to

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