Plato’s Cave

01 May

Many of you may not know this, but I find metaphysics and quantum physics very interesting.  That doesn’t mean I understand them terribly well, but they are fascinating fields.  I may write more about some of my thoughts on these subjects sometime, but here I just want to present you with a classic allegory from ancient philosophy. 

Maybe you have heard of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato, or his allegory of the cave?  Published around 380 A.D., it is one of the most well-known allegories from all of philosophy.  I think it parallels in many ways the message of Jesus and the apostles, and is worth checking out.  Instead of writing about it, I included a YouTube video which summarizes the allegory in under 3 minutes, using old Nintendo “sprites.” It’s like watching ancient philosophy played out in a 1985 video game  : ) 

Consider it’s message in light of Jesus’ teaching that the kingdom of God is within, that life is not found in possessions, and especially the teaching in Colossians 2:16-17 and Hebrews 8:4-5 and 10:1 that the rituals and laws of the old covenant are just “shadows” of the true and real things themselves in Christ.  Romans 5:14 even indicates Adam serves as a representation of Christ who was to come later.  It’s an interesting thought, for sure.  I would have enjoyed hearing some of Paul’s debates and conversations with the Greek philosophers, as in Acts 17.

Anyway, here’s the video.  Enjoy:  Plato’s Cave

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