Belief & Unbelief Every religion in the universe has devotees who have firm beliefs in the values and practices taught in their beloved religion. Similarly, in the dialogue of “Euthyphro” written by the famous philosopher Plato, the theme of belief and unbelief is discussed. Plato’s goal was to teach his theory of how one must firmly belief something and be able to justify their true beliefs. Socrates and Euthyphro are conversing in the dialogue about their own reasoning to what piety is and how one should live to honor piety to fulfill one’s duties towards society and God. Euthyphro believed what is dear to God is pious, while Socrates believes what is pious must be approved by all Gods. The indifferent views of these two men reflect the…show more content… Plato shows Socrates’s strong belief by stating, “…this is the reason why I am a defendant in the case, because I find it hard to accept things like that being said about the gods, and it is likely to be the reason why I shall be told I do wrong” (Plato 7). Socrates is a man who holds his faith true to his heart. Since he is a philosopher, he is firm on his beliefs and will continuously questions Euthyphro on why he thinks he is abiding by piety. The whole entire dialogue is questioning each other beliefs and disbeliefs about the concept of piety and rightness.
Socrates begins to explain his concept of piety versus impiety to Euthyphro. Since this is a matter that only God can tell us, humans must reply heavily on their sense of belief to identify what is pious to God. His belief was firm on the point that what it pious must be approved by all Gods. However, in this dialogue, Socrates continuously questions Euthyphro’s beliefs of piety because he was trying to learn what definition Euthyphro would come up with. Socrates ends up confusing Euthyphro with his confusing approach on what he believes piety