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Alcibiades

 

Pronunciation:  al-sih-BAI-uh-dees

Occurrences:  15
First Reference:
 4th Endowment 17:16

 

Now there came unto the city from out of the lands of Aconah, a man made famous through a philosophy of his own devising, which philosophy was meant to ingratiate himself in the eyes of the ruling class.

For this man, whose name was Alcibiades, taught that it mattered not the doing of goodly things, for it was strength and wealth which mattered most, and not the spirit or soul within; for God, being the Father and Mother to all which lived, even they could not cast away the children they loved so dear, being compelled to give to all, whether they be good or evil, a portion of Heaven’s glory.

4th Endowment 17:15-16

 

 

See:  Sariah, Terralee

 

Summary:  Alcibiades was a sophist and philosopher who lived during the advent of the third dispensation on the world of Terralee. His teachings justified the pursuit of wealth and power by those of the ruling class, claiming it proper that those in power need only appear good and noble to the public, while taking liberty in their private lives to fulfill any want, lust or greed. Alcibiades garnered strong support among the wealthy and ruling classes, while he mocked the weak and impoverished, stating that only the poor had need of God while the strong and rich were empowered to shape and control their lives as they saw fit.

 

Those who believed in the nearness of God were dismayed at the ease in which the philosopher cast away any argument thrown against his teachings. Believers eventually sought the counsel of Sariah, the Presiding Matriarch of the city of Gidianna, hoping she could provide guidance in dealing with the sophistry of Alcibiades and allay the troubled hearts of those who sought to follow God (4:17:15-57).

 

 

Notes/References:

 

The teachings of Sariah:  4th Endowment 17:27 – 19:66  

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