Theology on Tap

Life, examined

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  • Categories: Faith
  • Event posted: Feb. 16, 2012
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

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Aaron and I are leading Tap for the first time! Our topic is Socrates; his assertion that “The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being” and his famous method of questions within dialogue designed to force one to examine one's own beliefs and the validity of such beliefs. "If I say that it is impossible for me to keep quiet because that means disobeying the god, you will not believe me and will think I am being ironical. On the other hand, if I say that it is the greatest good for a man to discuss virtue every day and those other things about which you hear me conversing and testing myself and others, for the unexamined life is not worth living for man, you will believe me even less. What I say is true, gentlemen, but it is not easy to convince you." -Plato; Apology, 38a According to Plymouth's website, Theology on Tap is "a space for open-minded sharing of the many ways that scripture can be heard and the many ways that spiritual issues might be thought about." Questions to think about: Is Theology on Tap a modern day Socratic dialogue about scripture? How does scripture contribute to living an examined life? How much do you disagree/agree with this statement, "Socrates went at the head in his attempt to save man. Jesus went at the heart." Looking forward to some awesome conversations with some awesome peops, starting at 5:30 at Henry's upstairs on 8th St. Peace, Sarah T-A

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