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There is a big difference. The roman and greek mythology is set (to borrow from starwars) 'long long ago in a land far far away'. Nobody understood the roman mythology as having occured down the road in palestine a real number of years ago.

jason, Theology Web 6 Comments [4/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Amos

Long ago as in \"still happening today\"? Far away as in \"Rome\" or \"Greece\"?

12/2/2006 1:29:50 AM

wackadoodle

Their gods lived ontop of a mountain inside their own country, thats hardly far far away.

9/7/2008 7:23:15 AM

agentCDE

Yes, it all happened a long time ago and didn't actually matter, which is why they made huge temples and constant sacrifices and relied on oracles and-

Wait a second. That's fucking retarded!

9/7/2008 7:42:42 AM

Canadiest

You don't read or study anything before you think you're an expert on it. Do you? Explains their Bible comprehension also

9/13/2008 1:47:44 PM

That Guy

Yes. How silly of the Mithra worshipers. I mean, they believed that Mithra was the Son of God who died for our sins. Wait, wat?

11/6/2008 5:25:05 PM

dg

Um, they could point you to the cave where Zeus was born, the hut where Odysseus hid, etc. Also, the gap in time between the Trojan War (c.1250-1200 BC) and Homer (c. 800 BC) is equivalent to that between Moses (c.1300-1200 BC) and the Pentateuch's final form (c. 800-600 BC). This argument would be much better used on the Norse (though still lame).

@That Guy: Do you know if there are any actual ancient Roman writings describing that? Sin isn't really a concept with a close pagan Roman equivalent (nefas is the closest concept I can think of, and the Romans would never use it that way).

11/6/2008 6:26:29 PM
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