So while we were discussing Euthyphro and his views on piety, in particular his very literal interpretation of Zeus’ actions, I was reminded of this letter I found online: It may offend some people if so, I apologize. I’m sure some you have seen this as well.  Anyway, for those of you who haven’t, the writer takes passages from the bible and shows how ridiculous the literal translation of these passages are in a modern society.  In both this letter, and Plato’s dialogue there seems to be a conflict between the “old” or more literal way of interpreting the parables/myths and the way those readings fit into the society or government of that time.


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