Friday, 18 January 2013

Death of the ... class!

We were discussing the relevance of symbols and signs in religion, particularly from the perspective of Paul Tillich, as part of our subject, Philosophy of Religion.  Differentiating a symbol from a sign, I listed all that goes into making a symbol.  I explained how symbols are 'born' and not merely created overnight. Towards the end of the class I asked the students what would cause the 'death' of  symbol.  As I negated most of their answers one of them concluded the discussion, "When we die!"

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