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Heroes Community > Tavern of the Rising Sun > Thread: Comic Philosophy
Thread: Comic Philosophy
Asmodean
Asmodean


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Supreme Hero
Heroine at the weekend.
posted April 02, 2004 02:13 AM
Edited By: Asmodean on 3 Aug 2004

Comic Philosophy

Keep this philosophy in mind the next time you either hear, or are about to repeat a rumour.

Socrates  In ancient Greece (469 - 399 BC)

Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day the great philosopher came upon an acquaintance who ran up to him excitedly and said, "Socrates, do you know what I just heard about one of your students?"

"Wait a moment," Socrates replied. "Before you tell me I'd like you to pass a little test.  It's called the Triple
Filter Test."
"Triple filter?"
"That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my student let's take a moment to filter what you're going to say. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?"
"No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and..."
"All right," said Socrates. "So you don't really know if it's true or not.
Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my student something good?"
"No, on the contrary..."
"So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, even though you're not certain it's true?"  The man shrugged, a little embarrassed. Socrates continued. "You may still pass the test though,
because there is a third filter--the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my student going to be useful to me?"
"No, not really"
"Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither True nor Good nor even Useful, why tell it to me at all?"
The man was defeated and ashamed.  This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.  

It also explains why he never found out that Plato was banging his wife.

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Vadskye91
Vadskye91


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posted April 02, 2004 02:24 AM

Lol
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doomnezeu
doomnezeu


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Miaumiaumiau
posted April 02, 2004 10:47 AM

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The man was defeated and ashamed.  This is the reason Socrates was a great philosopher and held in such high esteem.  

It also explains why he never found out that Plato was banging his wife.



what you wanted to say is:

That is the Reason Socrates had so many enemies that he was eventually sentenced to death by poison

Plato was not banging Socrates' wife, because Plato was gay. He was bangin Aristotle

And Socrates' wife (Xanthippe) was one of the most ugliest women ever to walk the face of this planet
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Celfious
Celfious


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posted April 02, 2004 12:33 PM

Who wrote it? No offence, the moral which is serious, is logical and obvious.
I'm sure im not the only one that realizes the fragility of these events.

Is it a true story? It's kiddie stuff to be a story held through out history. Finaly, how can he say "its not true" when he didnt even know what it is or its true nature?
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doomnezeu
doomnezeu


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Miaumiaumiau
posted April 02, 2004 02:24 PM

Well, celfious, this is a passage from one of Plato's dialogues (though not sure which one, it was a long time ago when i have red them). All his dialogues involves this character, socrates, which is a sort of allknowing guy who can bring about any theory down. He (socrates) was in conflict with a group of thinkers (the sofists - don't know if that is the correct english term), who eventually suceeded in getting him legaly killed through poisoning. Well, this is just a brief thing, if you want more, i suggesy you read plato's books, they are really old (ancient greek philosop[her), but are good in the terms of morale, justice, law, and goodness.
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Svarog
Svarog


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posted August 04, 2004 12:21 AM

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That is the Reason Socrates had so many enemies that he was eventually sentenced to death by poison

Yeah, he was so annoyingly wise.
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Plato was not banging Socrates' wife, because Plato was gay. He was bangin Aristotle

From a philosppher's point of view, they were only exchanging the essense of existance.
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And Socrates' wife (Xanthippe) was one of the most ugliest women ever to walk the face of this planet

Oh well, he wasn't a hottie either.
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Laelth
Laelth


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Laelth rhymes with stealth.
posted August 04, 2004 12:59 AM

You call that wisdom?  The moral of that story is "Ignorance is bliss."  Sometimes I agree with that sentiment.  Ultimately, though, I think I'd rather be informed.

-Laelth
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russ
russ


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blah, blah, blah
posted August 29, 2006 05:08 PM

haha! That's a funny thread. Bump, I guess...

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