Socrates believed wisdom came not from what one knows, but from how much one 
that one does not know.  He therefore never entered politics, believing it 
would be 
inappropriate for him to make the best decisions on others' behalves when he 
claimed to be unwise and ignorant, knowing nothing except the path to wisdom.

Even the Oracle at Delphi agreed; it was not how much he knew or did not know, 
it was 
Socrates' complete awareness of his almost complete ignorance made him the 
wisest of all.

Seems like he would be best qualified for the political area, being that he was 
the wisest, 
right?  Or is wisdom a hinderance to political action?  Or is political 
decision-making a 
hinderance to wisdom?

I am interested to know this forums' members' thoughts about their own religion 
and their own politics, how they believe they are or are not related, and 
anything else in the 
above paragraphs.

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