Theology of the ancient Greek philosophers









 HERACLITUS (Heracleitus) 500 B.C.

Greek philosopher who maintained that strife and change are natural conditions of the universe, in which fire forms the basic material principle of an orderly universe. In his system, God was neither a creator nor omnipotent but was limited to an identification with the opposites, for example, good and evil, hot and cold, and other opposites are similarly related. The soul consists of fire and endures the same cycle of change that other things experience, and
death brings the soul's complete extinction.
He stated that a person could not step into the same river twice, because the water continually changes, meaning that  all things in the universe change from one stage to the other. He also stated that without quarrels  and anger (opposites) there wouldn't be harmony in the world.  

Mans character and morale is his fate and destiny.
«Γνώθι σ' αυτόν»  (gnothi s' eauton)= know thyself, learn who you are,
search in your conscience, and try to became emotionally a perfect human being.

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