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.... and so the old gods stir

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posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 08:44 AM
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Yes, but we must be careful when separating mythology and prophecy.




posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 08:47 AM
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Sorry but I don't see any difference.
Was Christ's return prophecy or the necessary endgame of the elements of his existence that have become part of the Christian mythos?
I suggest the latter. And the same goes for all the others.
KE



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 09:21 AM
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First let me coin the term Truth Seeker Spectrum. (Tss) The spectrum has two sides. Accepting, (what we call the believer) and Opposing (what we call sceptical) toward the centre of the spectrum lie those that look at all possibilities and take the time to look at what they see without ruling out either mundane or ET. Far left are the fanatical believers, and far right are the fanatical sceptics.


One small suggestion.

The Truth Seeker Spectrum should probably be anchored on one end by the "True Believer" who will brook no questioning of his correct understanding of the one true god. And be anchored on the other end by the Atheist who knows there is no supernatural and ridicules anyone with any other belief. These two points become the positive and negative infinities and are each absolute in their own right.

Most of us fall on the spectrum between those two. True skeptics are willing to hear any argument and shift their own positions when the evidence sways them.

Oh, and one question – who do you believe to be the Big Bad who sent the gods packing?



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posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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well that wouldnt necessarily be the case. no path to the end of these stories require a return to finish the story. Thats like saying the hobbits HAD to return to the shire at the end of Lord of the Rings.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:37 AM
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I only know one thing about this for sure - and that is that the old Gods ARE being called again.

Monotheism has always confused me in relation to the old Gods. First we know the Judeo Christian God is 'a jealous God' but he is supposed to be the ONLY God- all other gods are false.
So if HE is the ONLY one, why be jealous? Of what? False Gods? So you're the ONLY god, you're jealous, and mad because people believe in false Gods.
Why would they? Because they call another God and get results? But it is really YOUR doing? Or is it because you know you're an absent landlord?

Sigh. Every year, they say the pagan population is doubling. Every year, more people are calling the old Gods. Pagans are once again calling Zeus from his old temple. The temple of Athena is being rebuilt.
What if prophesy had the wrong temple? What if it was a temple of wisdom on a peaceful hill that needed to be rebuilt and not that temple that sits on the big rock in the war-torn city?

[edit on 9-11-2009 by hadriana]



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posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 11:06 AM
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Ha, I can't argue with that, as EVERYONE knows 'the scouring of the Shire' was a completely necessary plotline and not an add-on novella that allowed Tolkien to tie up his Saruman story and pave the way for Frodo and Bilbo's final reunion (written with tongue firmly in cheek).
Honestly though, I do see your point and concede to you the difference between prophecy and mythology.
But I think in each case, calling for the return of a nation's glory(gods) be it prophecy or end-time mythology is, in effect, a mirror held up to a society's dreams of itself.



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 11:10 AM
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I love it when people take this amount of time on a topic. Very interesting, and makes alot of sense. Not saying i believe it of coarse as one must always remain skeptical. S&F for you.



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