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Let’s examine who is plagiarizing whom

Let’s examine who is plagiarizing whom

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This letter is in reference to the article by the Rev. John Rayford in The Pantagraph on Saturday, April 15, 2006, titled "You need to be on the right track with God."

In the second paragraph, Rev. Rayford states and I quote: "Socrates was right, ‘the unexamined life is not worth living!' Frankly, I believe Socrates was paraphrasing if not plagiarizing I Corinthians 11:28, where Paul says in a different context, ‘But let a man examine himself…' "

I was wondering, how could Socrates possibly paraphrase or plagiarize St. Paul? Socrates lived in the last half of the 5th century B.C., born about 470 B.C. Manuscripts of the New Testament date from 2nd to 15th century A.D. Corinthians is a New Testament Book of the Bible. Just a question.

Janie Isaacson

Bloomington

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