Saturday, April 19, 2014

God's playthings

"I say that a man must be serious with the serious. God alone is worthy of supreme seriousness, but man is made God's plaything, and that is the best part of him. Therefore every man and woman should live life accordingly, and play the noblest games..." -- Plato, The Laws

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  1. Ah Plato: saying things that I've often said when drunk.

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    1. I've always thought you had a touch of Plato in you, Joe.

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    2. Only when drunk. I am Aristotlean when sober, but then Hippocrates referees the gap.

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    3. Mind the gap, Joe.

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    4. Oh yes, I do (mind the gap), but that's just me.

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  2. This touches on something I've been pondering: Is God funny? I have my own views, but I don't want to bias the discussion.

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