Freedom of Mind: Introductionem

Throughout time we’ve seen the concept of freedom change in many ways, some noticeable others not so much, but it certainly has become something much different than when it was first spoken. Previous to the ideas we have today as freedom it has gone through many different phases, during its conceptualization it had a very literal meaning to people, and now we have seen it evolve into what we now have today, an unspoken idea. From Plato to John Locke, Freedom has come to mean something different for everyone.

Plato at the School of Athens

As we explore the reasoning behind Plato’s idea of freedom one thing should standout, his belief in a metaphysical freedom as opposed to the physical; to be metaphysically free is to know who you are inside and out with a doubt, and understanding that the world in which we reside is just a shell that can mean nothing and everything at the same time. What’s funny about this belief is that it’s one of the oldest ideas of freedom and somehow the most progressive, most modern definitions of freedom derive their ideas from this system of questioning. This was the beginning of the mind of man being put use as something more than just servant of god, essentially being the beginning of freedom of thought, the grandfather to freedom of mind…

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    1. I think you are making a mitaske. The Bible wasn’t written by men via their advanced education or intelligence. It was written by men as the spirit of God moved them. They were inspired of God.The Bible was written by princes (Moses), priests or levites (Samuel, Ezra, Jeremiah, Ezekiel,Zechariah,etc), shepherd kings (David), a kings cupbearer (Nehemiah), a herdsman (Amos), Fisherman(Matthew, John, Peter) ,a physician (Luke), a pharisee (Paul) and so on. Some were the best educated of their time while others had very humble beginnings, God uses both. In fact it is written His strength is made perfect in weakness , so if your proud and don’t need God he can’t help or use you .

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