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Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by redzareptile
Or it's a mythology adopted to explain why bad things happened before science explained it. Does not mean he does not believe he knows the truth, just that before we had answers we all relied on myths and superstitions like the ones he is preserving from the past.
The Earth is mad at us might seem silly now and it is, but in the past it was as good an explanation of natural events as any.
Question is why anyone with a modern knowledge and an education would still turn to myths and fairy tales for explanations.
One of the high points of such myths is they never require any proofs, evidence or time-frame. Whenever it happens is thought to be the proof, no matter when it happens. It eliminates the need to explain when things don't occur, while at the same time leaving the belief alive.
It's like the 2012 myth which when it does not occur, the proponents will simply change the date like they did before.
Shamans, Witch Doctors and the like were the first Politicians and their craft was developed for the same reasons, control through fear. Politicians are the modern version of Witch Doctors, only the language has changed. Being a Witch Doctor, Shaman or whatever title they had guaranteed them enough power over people they never had to want for anything. Just throw a little sulfur on the fire and the frightened little lambs would take care of all their needs and gladly do so.
Today they do the same thing and by creating fear in others they are able to find those willing to support them and provide their needs. Same game, different time.
Originally posted by jonwight
reply to post by Blaine91555
i dont think anybody will be changing the end of the maya great cycle. thats some official stuff! seriously though i do see your point.