[LMB] Religion question

Rebecca Price becca7108 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 14 16:26:47 BST 2021


Wasn't one of the charges against Socretes was that he was an atheist? And
we know what happened to him.

On Wed, Jul 14, 2021 at 11:16 AM Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> Sure it was, though I'm not sure what you mean by "before science" - seems
> to me that science, as a way to understand the world by observation and
> experiment, goes back to the ancient Greeks, if not the ancient Sanskrit
> speakers. Do you mean the Age of Enlightenment?
>
> There are references to atheists in 5th century BC Greece, according to
> Wikipedia.
>
> There were atheists and agnostics too, in ancient times - people who didn't
> believe they existed or that they did what people said they did. But they'd
> have more reason than people do nowadays to keep silent about it.
>
> namaste,
> Elizabeth
>
> Elizabeth Holden <azurite at azurite.ca>
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