Started by Munch, January 30, 2019, 06:22:52 PM
Quote from: Munch on January 30, 2019, 06:22:52 PMIt started reading a lot of greek mythology in my teens and back then loved the stories. From the stories to the movies and adaptions into comics, cartoons, games and other stuff, for me the greek myths have always been a compelling area of literature.What I like about greek myths like the greeks gods, is unlike modern depictions of things like the christian god Yahweh or Islamic figures like Muhammad, who are deified as perfect by modern religions, in ancient times the greek gods were much more human in their approach. They were petty, jealous, could anger easily, or even get rapey. But they could also be decent, loving, and forgiving. They were figures made by people that actually reflected humanity as it really is, instead of the desire for something beyond peoples moral understanding. its easier to relate to characters in greek myths because there more like people , and so even today you could write stories about them. how many adaptations of hercules has there been so far?
Quote from: Cavebear on February 03, 2019, 07:49:18 AMI find a progression in deistic beliefs. Many to start and very human. Then fewer and more powerful. Finally, one and all powerful.All we need is one less deity so we can be free of this idiocy.... And the sooner the better.
Quote from: Baruch on February 03, 2019, 09:49:48 AMOckham's Razor. There is only one thing because I can't count to two, "because I had an accident in wood shop and only have one thumb left between both hands, no fingers?"? True story, my god-father lost his thumb not not the other four fingers, that way.Another great Middle Ages logic ...Buridan's Ass - a donkey stuck exactly between two bales of hay, starves because it can't decide which bale to eat? A seeming paradox regarding free will.How about nihilism? There is nothing. That is one less than one.
Quote from: Gregory on March 18, 2020, 01:30:37 AMBeware Greeks bearing gifts. Paganism is simply ignorance of the natural world.
Quote from: aitm on March 21, 2020, 09:07:02 PMMyths are merely yesterdays truth..but silenced by the sword and the victors historian.
Quote from: aitm on March 22, 2020, 09:51:55 AMAnd yet all schoolchildren understand the pilgrims were the first settlers.
Quote from: Gregory on April 02, 2020, 11:00:15 AMDionysius was "a stranger in a strange land".