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The ironic scenario of Platos Apology was that Socrates never apologized for his so-called improper behavior to the citizens and state of Athens Throughout the entire trial I never got the sense that he was apologetic for anything This is reminiscent of stories from the bible about Jesus Christ Both have similar teaching styles and as a result had an immeasurable affect on the future of the entire world While reading I noticed many differences and similarities between Jesus Christ and Socrates This is evident as Socrates walks through the streets of Athens and stops periodically to speak to the crowds of people gathered around him His messages are intended to inspire the youth and those individuals who listen but to the senate of the state of Athens the messages seem to be threatening The fear that runs through most of the senate regarding the knowledge of Socrates is incredible Most feel intimated by his knowledge I understand that this form of living within the city walls of Athens was new to all but I feel that the senate could have handled the situation a little more authority It could have been a brutal trial but they allowed Socrates to stand amongst his fellow citizens and speak freely This is definitely a form of intimidation By listening they allowed Socrates to get his message across to everyone listening Ironically the life that Socrates lived is really reminiscent of the Jesus life As I said there are similarities and differences but both stories are really quite similar I will explain my theories in both areas of similarities and differences While reading the Apology I constantly thought of the Holy Bible and the stories which I grew up to know and love My father is an Anglican priest therefore I am a Christian My faith in God is strong but I began to question myself as I continued to read the Apology I
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