Originally Posted by ndeparis88
I never thought I would be a part of a Philosophy class as an Electrical Engineering Major.
But as it turns out one of the classic masterpieces we read is about the Christian Philosopher Boethius and his chat with Lady Philosophy. I such great work of Faith and I honestly think it should be required reading.
But more over this is about one of the big questions of our Faith. If God is so good why does he let bad things happen to good people?
Not so much for Catholics but I think this book is something in which non believers should read in regards to claims they make against our faith.
What are your thoughts? Why should people outside the faith read it?
Incidentally, the Consolatio
is precisely what Voltaire is parodying in Candide
. Having read Candide
first, it was a funny experience when I actually read those arguments presented straightforwardly by Boethius -- a little like finally seeing a movie that you've only seen parodied on the Simpsons.