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Waking up from mortal mind

From the October 1980 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When on trial in Athens for challenging some of the entrenched beliefs and attitudes of his time, Socrates said in his defense: "If you put me to death, you will not easily find anyone to take my place. It is literally true, even if it sounds rather comical, that God has specially appointed me to this city, as though it were a large thoroughbred horse which because of its great size is inclined to be lazy and needs the stimulation of some stinging fly.