14th November 2012

“The many absurd mythologies of the Bible simply don't withstand scrutiny.”

Jackie Annesley

6 Responses to “14th November 2012”

  1. jhm Says:

    My issue with biblical mythologies isn’t that they fail withstand scrutiny (which mythologies do?) so much as the fact that they’re boring and by and large amoral.

  2. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    My issue with biblical mythologies if the same with Greek, Roman, American Indian, Hindu, Buddist, and basically all mythologies: they are simply myths.

    The definition doesn’t lend itself to anything more than hypothesis:
    A set of stories or beliefs about a particular person, institution, or situation, esp. when exaggerated or fictitious.

    It can be no wonder that human thinking sat nearly idle for the many centuries before the enlightenment when the level of thinking never rose above ninnies shouting the great grand variety of hypothesis.

    We owe an awful lot to the many thinkers who wouldn’t take simplistic explanation for final answers. The charge of science to establish reliable theory has done more to advance civilization than all the world’s mythologies combined and more than they ever could.

    These “useful fictions”, that myths basically are, serve masters in their dominion over slaves, nothing more.

  3. The Heretic Says:

    There is nothing wrong with a myth, as long as it not taken too seriously and is recognized for what it is. Myths give cultures colorful (albeit fictional) histories for their cultures. What would the Greek culture and architecture be, if not for their myths? Whoever would visit them? Their food is dubious and their wine resembles turpentine. But, their architecture and art heralding their myths are a wonder to behold. Their gods make their history grander than it would have been otherwise.

    There are many myths in the world, some evil and dangerous, others benign. I would take Yahweh any day of the week over Allah. But, I like the spiritual Wiccan gods over Judeo/Christian ones, which are throwbacks to the old Roman/Greek (pagan) gods. I don’t ‘believe’ in any of them, but some of them add charm to an otherwise straightforward (superstitionless) world. Science is interesting and maybe exciting at times, but it is not as ‘colorful’ as the imagination of myth and fantasy. It just all needs to be kept in perspective.

  4. Capt'Z Says:

    While accurate, the statement should be broadened to include the Koran, Torah and the rest.

  5. R J Says:

    HERETIC AT 1634
    …………………………………………..

    RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT.

  6. Kittie Says:

    Heretic – You are right on. I enjoyed reading all the Greek myths when I was a kid. My daughter is reading them now only they are much more interesting and jazzed up.

    The bible is not nearly as interesting as a myth series… it would be so x-rated. So much of it centers around the skin at the tip of a penis… Which if god is that interested in foreskin – it puts god in the same category as aliens who come here to stick probes up human’s butts. If people really stopped to think about it – it really is funny.