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God's 'ten words', a course of lectures on the Decalogue

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ... is natural to think that it is impossible for the human mind to be guilty of such folly. Plato. But did you ever hear of Plato? He was the greatest thinker of the foremost intellectual people of the world,s history. His writings still stand in the front of philosophical literature. His ideas ou citizen s'lip and p irentage Lect. vin. Yet even he managed through sheer reason to reach this folly! Plato would fain have reconstructed the Athenian national life without the family life. Disraeli once said in the House of Commons, 'The family is the unit of the nation.' Plato came to the opposite conclusion, viz. the family life is the bane of the nation. He thought it bred selfishness, that it was detrimental to courage, that it narrowed men,s interests and dulled the spirit of patriotism, which prefers country to everything. His maxim was, that a man should be first of all a citizen, entirely devoted to the State, and therefore he distrusted education by a mother because it endeared home to the heart. He thought such training made the nature too soft, therefore he held that the State alone should educate. It was a simple logical deduction from these premises with a view to making the influence of the State thorough and radical that the family life must be broken up. The intercourse of men and women, he said, should be regulated by the State, and not by affection and marriage. No child was to The State know its father or even its mother. The State ie paren. was to father and mother. Children were to be brought up in public nurseries and schools, untrammelled by the feeling of particular affection. Plato would have had them taught not 'honour father and mother,' but 'reverence the Lect. Viii. Republic, and admire the virtues of those of h...
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  • Walter Senior (Author)
  • (14 May 2012)
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