The Sophists’ The Sophists’ were known as the wise ones and did not waste any time convincing the public of this. From mid-fifth to mid-fourth they spread their view of reality from city to city for a price which in time reached Socrates. Furthermore, the Sophists’ didn’t believe that gods and goddesses influenced behavior or absolute moral and legal standards but that “man is the measure of all things” and truth is different to each individual. This view led them to live their lives in a selfish way because they believed that the knowledge they carried would come with a price even if it meant twisting the truth. Sophists’ were known as the wise ones of Philosophy, traveling from city to city convincing everybody including Socrates that reality was a waste of time researching, and that one should be more interested in relativism and individualism. For instance, they believed that one should live to be wealthy and enthusiastic.
Sophists’ had this belief that man himself predicts what is real and not any kind of God. For example, two men staring into the sky see a bird and one of them sees it’s blue and the other sees it red, so to the Sophist’s these men are determining what is real to them not God. This view that the Sophists’ had was selfish because they would charge anybody that wanted to learn and if that person didn’t have the cash to pay them then Sophists’ would twist the truth about their agreement, so that in the end they would get their money. For example, someone that learned their knowledge of running a business from the Sophists’ did not pay for the services that Sophists’ provided for them, then the Sophists’ would turn around and take that person’s business away from them. All in all, Sophists’ were the wise ones if someone had the cash or collaterals for their services. In their sight reality was what men wanted it to be not God or Goddesses.
David, King of Jews, possessed every weakness and sin that “a man of blood” is capable and yet God still showered and bestowed him with abundant blessings. He was the adulterer of Bathsheba whom he forced to go with him to bed and convinced to lie about her pregnancy to her husband Uriah. He was the murderer of his friend Uriah whom he sent in front of the battlefield if only to own Bathsheba. He ...
Furthermore, this view they had led them to live their lives in a selfish way because they wanted only the people’s money even if it meant lying to them.