Truth Too Need Symbols
Truth, even though it is truth, still requires symbolism to highlight itself. One of the most iconic examples that can be cited is of Socrates, the Great Greek philosopher. Bertrand Russell writes " Oracle of Delphi was once asked if there were any man wiser than Socrates, and the oracle replied that there was not".
Socrates The Philosopher
Socrates was put to trial and condemned to death by the Athenian establishment. The charge against Socrates was that he was corrupting the minds of the people specially the young generations.
Most of what we know about Socrates comes from the writing of his two pupils Plato and Xenophon. Plato, himself a great philosopher, was present in the court during the trial of Socrates and he wrote the entire dialogues of Socrates in the form of the book called “𝗔𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆"
At the end of the trial Socrates addresses the unjust court and remarks “ 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗱, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗲 𝗴𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗮𝘆𝘀… 𝗜 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗶𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲. 𝗪𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗚𝗼𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄𝘀."
This is one of the most iconic statements ever made.
Just think over it. It has deep meanings for the world of truth.