What a fantastic evening – although very decadent. Six hours discussing lots of theological / philosophical concepts with my friend Stuart. A christian who believe in democracy (I’m sorry if that does you a disservice Stuart) discussing the best way forward for society and our children with a atheist anarchist – no punches held.
My brain is knackered – most the people I mix with have similar views or don’t like talking about thinks like this. Very refreshing to have the questions ‘and why do you think that’, and ‘why do you think that would work’ thrown at you.
What a fantastic night, by 1am I was completely drained. What excellent company – aways good to challenge your own beliefs.
The one consistent view was that Thatcher and Tory policy are the worst thing that could ever happen to society.
Dr Llareggub said:
For good or bad most of my life is spent on these questions. The heading of this topic comes from Socrates around 5th century BC. The answer which is hard to extract from Plato is that the Gods command things because they are right. For the good has an independent presence, and some of the Gods are shits who don’t live up to it. Only good men, philosopher kings, have knowledge of the good. Which in Plato’s Republic suggests that they should have all the power – a bit like the Leninist Party I suppose.