On the walk to my hotel after the last night of the conference, I was stopped and detained by the police. As I was walking past the parliament building a police officer stopped me and asked me for my passport. I didn't have my passport, so he called for backup. They questioned me for a while--what are you here for, what's in your bag, etc. Eventually, I told them I was a philosopher, and they asked me to "prove" it!! How they fuck am I supposed to prove I'm a philosopher? I wanted to give him an argument against god's existence but I didn't want to thrown in prison and miss my flight! Eventually they let me go.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Police: "Prove You're a Philosopher!"
A friend attended that crazy philosophy conference in Athens last week, and just received the following note from a colleague, who was also in attendance: