The Sophist
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The Sophist

The Prison Camp

A Spiritual Exercise

Imagine that tomorrow you wake up and a man in uniform is standing beside your bed. The man tells you that he is a prison camp guard, that the reality you’ve been living is a prison camp.

Nothing is different — you have the same home, live in the same place, have the same friends and the same family. But all the choices you made were not your own. Those choices were made for…



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Steven Gambardella

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