Platonic Bible by Jerry Dell Ehrlich, Ph.D.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Platonic Bible

The Source of All Western Spirituality

 

THE PLATONIC BIBLE is published as a spiritual guidebook that is in keeping with modern man’s spiritual needs. It releases the Western Mind from the Abrahamic based religions which are both obsolete and offensive to those seeking a blueprint for today’s spiritual and material needs in the quest for universal peace, harmony, and happiness. Plato established the Academy, and Platonists were known either as Platonists or Academics: therefore, the Platonic Tradition is both philosophically academic and spiritually energetic. The Platonic Bible excludes the foreign Judeo-Christian and corruptive elements such as the God of the anthropomorphic passions of anger and jealousy, the existence of a satan or any evil powerful being that threatens mankind, an eternal place (hell) of perpetual suffering for the creatures of the universe, the apotheosis of Jesus, a vicarious atonement instead of personal virtue and righteousness, miracles instead of reason, myths instead of science, legends instead of history, judgmentalism instead of open minded dialogue, violence to solve social problems instead of gracious discussion, and the gross, degrading, emotional anthropomorphisms attributed to God instead of presenting God’s beauty, majesty, grace, dignity and loving nature. The Platonic Tradition is a restoration of the philosophic, scientific, moral and historical standards of the spiritual values as taught by Plato and his followers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments about Plato’s Greatness from The Platonic Bible

“Plato is philosophy, and philosophy, Plato” (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Plato) .

 

“I have followed the celestial Plato from my youth” (Marsilio Ficino, Letter 1.16).

 

 

.. .It is this (Platonic) tradition … this realization of an immaterial life, once felt by the Greek soul and wrought into the texture of the Greek language, that lies behind all our western philosophy and religion. Without it, so far as I can see, we should have remained barbarians; and losing it, so far as I can see, we are in peril of sinking back into barbarism.” (Paul Elmer More. The Religion of Piato)

 

 

“If we sometimes underestimate our debt in these matters to Plato, it is only because Platonic ideas have become so completely part and parcel of our best tradition in morals and religion. His influence, like the pressure of the atmosphere, goes undetected because we never really get free 1T0m it.” (Alfred Edward Taylor: Platonism and its Influence).

“In this I tried briefly to characterize Plato’s meaning for all time. To me, he is a philosopher second to none, an artist of first rank: a man favored by God as few others have been; unforgettable for all time; releasing spiritual powers which have been a blessing to many and which will continue to be a blessing for all time.” (Constantine Ritter: The Essence of Plato’s Philosophy)

 

 

“The safest general characterization of European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.” (Alfred North Whitehead: Process and Reality)

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