Something Is Wrong In Euthyphro, By Socrates

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In Euthyphro, Socrates brings up a question that is very debatable. Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods? This basically asks whether something is right because it is right or is it right because God says its right. I think something is right because it is right. I think people have a conscience because we are able to reason and have empathy for others so we know when something is wrong. Something can't be right just because someone says so. I think people just know right or wrong. Even when you are a kid and you steal a candy bar, you know its wrong and you feel bad about it. A benefit for my position would be that you don't have to do something just because some deity or someone says its right. You do something because you know its right. Also, you are not restricted in what you do by something. You can live your life how you want to. But a drawback would be that you wouldn't be living for goodness or for a deity, you would be living for yourself and this could seem selfish to some. But if you are really doing things that you feel are truly right, then it shouldn't seem selfish. I know that people don't always choose the right decision in life though. That would be…show more content…
I believe that if there is a God and He is great and loves us, then He would want us to think of others and volunteer and those type of things more than worshipping how amazing He is. That sounds very selfish to me. So this is why you should do what you think is right and not because someone tells you its right. Because if someone tells you something is right, they can still be wrong. No one can decide what is right or wrong except yourself. You know inside whether something is right or wrong. And you should rely on that natural inhibition more than the supernatural advice. Someone can be a good person without being
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