Running head: EUTHYPRO
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Religious beliefs and traditional philosophy have been identified to relate in most cases.
There does not seem to be a distinct line between religion and traditional philosophies. However,
some theories and beliefs are applicable in the Bible are agreeable with the philosophical
ideologies while others seem to be controversial. This case is not different for the Greeks and the
ancient Jews monotheism as they try to identify what is right or wrong before the eyes of their
gods. The author of this paper identifies and illustrates the concept of pious and impious based
on the discussion between Euthyphro and Socrates. The discussion will be highly linked with the
readings from Deuteronomy and deity ethics.
Socrates is convinced that piety, sanctity, and reverence is not an issue which can be
discussed from the approach given by Euthyphro. Socrates has been accused of corruption and
impiety. He believes that the concept of piety and holiness depends on each activity conducted
by human beings is similar. Additionally, Socrates is convinced that whatever is not piety is
impiety. Thus, anything that is morally or ethically agreeable comprises of everything else that is
pious. In other instances, Socrates views that what is pious to the gods is also impious.
Ethically, anything done by men and is loved by gods is pious while those that they hate...