Can truth only be known after death?

This exchange was posted in the entry, “Some news”:

Dave T. wrote:

The bright side is that you’ll probably be leaving this madhouse sooner rather than later. For anyone who loves truth, hates lies, and understands just how deeply our world is run on lies—as you do—this world can seem almost unbearable at times. On the other hand, anyone who loves truth and hates lies is a child of light and can expect greater things on the other side.

I replied:

Very Socratic. That’s what Socrates says in the Phaedo, before he takes the poison.

However, Jesus, I think, has a less negative view of this life. The kingdom of God, which is a different order of existence, is the goal, but the kingdom of God can be entered and lived in while we are in this world. “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand.” “In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.” I would say that the Christian way to which Jesus calls us is to live in both realms at the same time, being in this world but mastering it from the point of view of the kingdom of God.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 05, 2012 11:39 PM | Send

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