Should the teachings of Socrates ever be banned for religious purposes?

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  • Would you Ban Shakespeare for being too Sexual?

    All that I will say is, Aristotle and Socrates made literature. Socrates was one of the main contributors to what we call rhetoric. Without him questioning the things that he did, we may have never seen the things that he taught us, how to perceive them. Removing any literary hero because it is or isn't one thing or another is absolutely ridiculous. It is Ludacris!

  • No, there is no reason to ban Socrates

    I can't imagine what religion would want to ban Socrates' teachings, but no religion should be allowed to. Socrates' teachings are an excellent way to get students to logically examine their positions and make cogent arguments. He also employed humility and a sense of humor, two attributes that are sadly lacking in academics today. Any religion that wants to ban all that isn't a religion that should be taken seriously.

  • Not at all

    No, this was a really great man, and he had a lot of very smart ideas that need to be shared and spread, so that people can at least see what the people back in that day believed and thought was the right way to live and to be successful.

  • No They Shouldn't

    I do not believe the teachings of Socrates should ever be banned for religious purposes. I don't think anything from the past should be banned. I believe it is important for humans to be able to access all the things of the past so they can study its history or its importance to modern society.

  • No, his teachings are important.

    Religion is no reason to ban the teaching of anything. Knowledge is a very important thing, and Socrates is an essential player in the history of philosophy and thought. Banning his teachings for religious reasons is nothing more than censorship and hiding information from students. Students should be allowed to learn and make decisions for themselves.

  • No: The Teachings of Socrates Should Not Be Banned for Religious Reasons

    If there is a concern about the teachings of Socrates as being somehow a threat to religious beliefs, then these teachings should be taught in a historical context. The same can be said of any religious figure or text. It is possible to teach such things in a scholarly manner, without suggesting they are in fact the truth. This gives students the ability to learn about other belief systems without having their own impinged upon.

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