Thursday, December 02, 2004

Plato would have supported Civil Unions

"Wherever it has been established that it is shameful to be involved in homosexual relationships, this is due to EVIL on the part of the legislators, to DESPOTISM on the part of the rulers, and to COWARDICE on the part of the governed.'" -- Plato, 427 B.C

And you know Plato and the Greeks came up with things like democracy and the basis for Christianity so they must know what they are talking about.


  • The context is rather different though dont you think? Afterall, homosexuality was tolerated far more in Athenian society at that time than it is today.

    Of course it is easy to argue that their society was far more enlightened in many respects, but i would say that counterarguments for social reletivism could be provided.

    Its splitting hairs, I tend towards the "more enlightened" frame.

    I'd provide better arguments, but I have hayfever and swear I am dying, I hate summer.

    By Blogger Brendon, at 9:49 pm  

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