The Death of Philosophy

However, regardless of faith and philosophical beliefs, Rome and Greece built a death on the marble pedestal. The good death of the hero or the death of Bill deposed emperor, who throws herself on a sword or beat their breasts daggers. Caesar stabbed by the conspirators do not care about saving, and that at the time of death, to adopt a dignified pose. Nero, on the contrary, in the hour of mortal danger of a coward (his office was forced to remind himself the owner of the honor of Emperor) and became the object of ridicule for his contemporaries.

Christian philosophy, taken over from antiquity brilliantly worked out the formal apparatus of logic, it spread to the rest. The early church fathers (St. Ignatius Bogonosets, ST. Justin the philosopher, Tatiana, municipal, Felix, and others) to death contrasted life, not in favor of a second. The message of St.. Ignatius Bogonostsa by title speak for themselves: "Do not remove me from the Martyrdom", "I want to die," "Through death, I achieved the real life, I want to die, for the love of my crucified, etc. Wishing death, however, a Christian should not have to treat it down. Blessed Augustine attacked stoic for their disregard for the fear of death, for having for its moral "straightened" never saw the compressive their handfuls of God. Christianity did not deny the need to get rid of the fear of death, but this fear was not dissolved in the air, as lyuterovskay characteristics after throwing ink, and transformed into a solemn dread of God before the court.

Yet even such a strong faith, like Christianity, could not destroy before the end of primitive man in the animal fear of physical death. That is why in all the centuries theologians and "free thinkers" of Christianity sharpen a psychological problem of death, how to overcome fear and despair. Kierkegaard in the "disease to death," writes that "a Christian - the only one who knows that such a deadly disease. It derives from the Christian courage, which so lacks a single man - bravery, received together with the fear of extreme terrible. So , bravery, we have always granted, and fear Vered great risk gives us the resolve to confront the danger of a lesser; endless as the fear of danger only makes all other non-existent. A terrible lesson of the Christian - is that it learns to recognize the "deadly disease".

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