Journey to Life Discussion
What are the accusations against Socrates? Why do you think the citizens of Athens were so angry with him? How does Socrates understand what it means to be wise? How does he challenge our common understandings of wisdom? Do you think that Socrates defended himself well? Why did he defend himself the way that he did? Would you have done the same? What is god according to Socrates? (Remember that he lived several centuries before Christ and was not Christian or Jewish.) Why would his understanding of god upset people? Why does Socrates accept his death sentence? Why does he not seem to fear death?