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Euthyphro was an orthodox professional interpreter of religion and a theologian He claims he has an accurate knowledge of divine otherwise he is good for nothing and there is no difference between him and the general public He was prosecuting his own father on a charge of murder even though the victim was himself a murderer He was also prosecuting Socrates who had a charge of corrupting the youth of Athens and making new Gods rather than believing old ones According to Socrates he was a divine of God He was neither a professional interpreter nor a theologian and was not paid for sharing his wisdom Truth with Athenians Socrates asks Euthyphro to teach him the meaning of piety or holiness in order to prepare himself to defend against the charge of impiety And Euthyphros first response was Piety is thinking as I do He really believes that to prosecute his father is his religious duty It makes no difference whether the victim was a member of the family or not related when the only thing to watch is whether it was right or not for the man who did the deed to kill him Socrates makes a distinction fundamental in reasoning and said Good is not good because God approves it but the Gods approve it because it is good It means only the goods things are approved by Gods and not the things which Gods thinks it is good Defending himself for the definition of holiness Euthyphro says Holiness is prosecuting the wrongdoer that means prosecuting his own father is a holy deed According to Euthyphro Zeus and Cronus did the same thing to their father and because God did it it is ok for man to do it Zeus is the most excellent God among all the Gods He thinks people contradict in themselves in what they say about the gods and what they say about him Euthyphro
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