Thursday, 7 July 2011

What's Real and What's Important?

Kyle from South Park debates the nature of reality (sort of!)

The debate over what is 'real' has gone on since at least the time of Plato, the great Greek philosopher who maintained that the only 'real' world was one far from here (the world of the 'Forms') yet influencing everything that existed in our version of reality. He illustrated this by means of an allegory (a story that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning)  known as 'The Cave.'

It has been suggested by others that the quest of the philosopher is to free people from their existences in the cave and to see things as they really are.

The only problem is that philosophers, theologians and religious believers have a great deal of difficulty in agreeing on what is truly 'real' in the first place.......

I think Kyle sums it up nicely though!

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