5 things Jesus Christ had in common with Socrates

While Jesus Christ and Socrates might have lived in different times and different places, both men ended up remembered for their philosophical teachings but hardly anything is said about the similarities between their stories.

Meet the thinkers

1. Both had disciples

Jesus and Socrates both won disciples who followed them around to gain from their wisdom and knowledge.

2. Both went against the teachings of their society

Jesus like Socrates was famous for going against what was standard practice in his society. This includes permitting work on the Sabbath and the sparing of the adulterous woman.

3. Both were sentenced by their governments

Jesus and Socrates were both put to death by their states. Jesus by crucifixtion, Socrates by drinking hemlock (poison).

4. Both could escape death but chose not to

While Jesus had foreknowledge of the plot to kill him, Socrates was given the chance to stop teaching or exile in exchange for his life. Both men stood for what they believed in.

5. Both never wrote down anything

Neither Jesus nor Socrates actually wrote anything down. Jesus’s disciples passed his teachings by oral traditions till it was written into many codex that would later be converted to the Bible. Socrates’s teaching were written down by his loyal student Plato in the book Plato’s dialoged.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Married woman and illicit lover get stuck after sex until her husband arrives (Watch)

I've not had sex for 23 years although my husband urged me to get it outside – Woman cries

Actress Lilian Esoro sparks romance rumours with footballer Odion Ighalo

Avoid these foods if you want to perform your bedroom duties better

Victims of Brisk Capital share stories of how a 21-year-old scammed them all

Farmer shoots 18-year-old herdsman to death for grazing on his farm

Actor Baba Ijesha denied bail, to remain in detention till July

Here are 5 foods men must eat in order to last longer in bed

Ahmed Musa expresses his frustration after he was chased out of the field by fans in an ugly incident in Kano