In this post we present and analyze nine quotes from the ancient Greek Philosopher Cleobulus, one of the so-called ‘seven sages’. Continue reading “‘Life tips’ by Cleobulus from Lindos”
The anti-authoritarian and liberal spirit in Democritus
In this post we present and analyze six quotes of the ancient philosopher Democritus. Continue reading “The anti-authoritarian and liberal spirit in Democritus”
Alkidamas of Elaia about Freedom
In this post we present and analyze a very interesting quote of the ancient Greek rhetor and sophist, Alkidamas of Elaia (Asia Minor), 4th century B.C., student of Gorgias: Continue reading “Alkidamas of Elaia about Freedom”
Love and Freedom
Fr. Stephen Freeman
The most difficult aspect of love is the freedom it inherently requires. Love, in its ultimate and proper form, only exists between equals. There can be a sort of benevolence and nobility towards another who is not equal, but never love. This makes it difficult to understand the God-who-is-love. Continue reading “Love and Freedom”
On desires – A Pythagorean approach
In this post we present and shortly analyze an excerpt from “Aristoxenus’ Pythagorean decisions and life“. Continue reading “On desires – A Pythagorean approach”
Some people by the word freedom understand the ability to do whatever one wants. People who have the more allowed themselves to come into slavery to sins, passions, and defilements more often than others appear as zealots of external freedom, wanting to broaden the laws as much as possible. But such a man uses external freedom only to more severely burden himself with inner slavery.
True freedom is the active ability of a man who is not enslaved to sin, who is not pricked by a condemning conscience, to choose the better in the light of God’s truth, and to bring it into actuality with the help of the gracious power of God. This is the freedom of which neither heaven nor earth are restrict.
+St. Philaret of Moscow