The Death Of Socrates And Jesus

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Socrates and Jesus were two teachers whose guidance people still follow today. They were both sentenced to death for their teachings even though there were witnesses to their innocence. Socrates was accused of corrupting the youth and practicing atheism by three men, Lytus, Anytus, and Meletus. Plato, Socrates’ student, recorded Socrates’ defense speech. Socrates succeeded in getting some of the jury to see the truth, but in the end, he was sentenced to the death penalty. The Gospel of Luke is a section in the New Testament that reveals the Lord Jesus Christ and all he taught until he was killed. Jesus ' teachings and preaching are brought out as he healed the wounded and sick, and brought hope to the desperate. Jesus was also sentenced to death, but death did not keep him from teaching and after three days he resurrected and continued to teach. These men both died for truth and accepted their punishments. Socrates and Jesus have some similarities in their teachings and experiences, but Jesus focused more on shaping others and taught the “Christian life”, while Socrates shaped his students by teaching them how to take a different path than what the majority follows.
Jesus and Socrates both focused on teaching what was true to their people. Socrates spoke about truth as being a person who knows they are not wise and do not know all. Socrates went around revealing the truth, and the truth was just not what the men of Athens wanted to hear. He states his teachings during the…

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