posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 11:31 PM
Originally posted by Hanslune
Originally posted by Tsurugi
The Greek gods read more like kings or emperors who can do magic than "gods" in the sense of most other religions.
That is later development but also a point of eastern consideration, as noted below
Also remember that the Greeks saw their gods as being with human like foibles and actions, who interacted with humanity on a regular basis.
Right, I guess that's my point. We're talking about an advanced people with large cities, architecture, scholars and philosophers, engineers, working
plumbing, etc...not nomads running around in deserts or forests and telling stories over the campfire about meeting a giant snake god on a solo
hunting trip. I just have issues being able to believe they all pretended that there were a bunch of gods running around beating people up and raping
shepherd boys and challenging kings to duels, and basically being very visible all the time, and that this was happening on a contemporary
basis, not just in their distant past.
That doesn't mean I am positive the Greek pantheon were actually real beings. It just means that I don't automatically think they weren't.
My area of expertise is not in comparative ancient religion. You might get a more detailed response from a religion forum dedicated to those
old religions. The Greeks appeared to have liked 'spicy' myths.
My "area of expertise" is not in anything being discussed anywhere in this thread, including the OP, and I doubt many others involved have diplomas
anywhere near this stuff either.
You are probably right about the religion forum idea, at least in the "detailed response". If I could ask an ancient Greek, he'd probably say, "Hell
yeah they're real, Mars raped one of my daughters last week!" And if I laugh, Zeus would show up and taze me, then seduce my sister, who would
immediately give birth to a baby girl through her forehead. My new niece would mature in two weeks and then seduce me
edit on 9/20/2011 by Tsurugi because: BBCode