Avoid the Abyss

Posted: March 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

“This is how we avoid the Abyss.” Imagine if you will, a ring that causes the wearer to be invisible and do as he or she wishes without punishment or impunity. What morality will the wearer take on then what decisions would he or she make?

Ahh, the ancient philosophy question about right or wrong.

“Right is right even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it.”

Augustine of Hippo

In Plato’s book, The Republic his brother Glaucon states that no man can resist the temptation to do the wrong thing because, right and wrong is, a social construct.  Socrates answers the man stating that a man who does not resist temptation would make himself a slave to the temptation therefore only living and acts virtuously can make a man free.

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Many live virtuously in an effort to avoid the abyss.  Almost every major religion has an abyss, every society has its prisons. In the book The Scarlet Letter, the first two buildings constructed in the new world were a church and a prison.

I am all for avoiding the abyss but I am free and I encourage everyone who is not free, to work for freedom.

I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free… so other people would be also free.

Rosa Parks

peace

john3c

 

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