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Cmon, Zeus? He's a myth. The people who believed in those gods KNEW they were myths. That's why they are referred to as mythology. Christianity is not referred to as mythology. Roman and Greek gods are. But, they didn't actually believe those gods existed. They knew it was a myth.

Self-Mutation, IIDB 20 Comments [4/30/2008 12:54:37 PM]
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The stupid- it burns!

5/4/2008 8:45:55 PM

Gjervan

"Judeo-Christian Mythology..."

FAIL!

5/4/2008 9:13:07 PM

Katsuro

Yeah bu...you se...your...they...we...but...oh what's the fucking point.

5/4/2008 10:28:00 PM

Freboy

But if I told you we know your God is a myth...

5/4/2008 10:45:44 PM

MarkS

But I refer to Christianity as mythology

5/4/2008 11:12:57 PM

Ian W

Which is exactly why they would sacrifice in their names, right?

5/17/2009 8:01:18 PM

Kitourahime

FACEPALM SO HARD IT HURT D:

Seriously, fuck you. -_-

10/31/2009 9:46:19 PM

Chris

Self-Mutation wrote "The people who believed in those gods KNEW they were myths".

So the Greeks & Romans believed in their Gods even though they knew such Gods were a myth. That's a pretty good trick right there.

But tell me a few things.
why did they make sacrifices to these Gods they knew were myths?

Why did they pray to these Gods they knew were myths?

How's about you answer those questions before we continue our little discussion.

10/31/2009 11:15:02 PM

Nowonmai

Hullo, it's the modern world that calls Greek mythology mythology. Just like Christ Mythology.

11/1/2009 12:50:15 AM

Rayne

No one calls it mythology when they're doing it, unless it's a renaissance fair.

11/1/2009 5:38:59 AM

Caretaker

I lol'd. Hard.

11/1/2009 7:22:02 AM

Dr. Shrinker

This is either a terrific Poe, or the single stupidest fundamentalist the world has ever seen.

And that is saying something!

11/1/2009 7:29:19 AM

Allegory for Jesus

Christianity is not referred to as mythology because "myth" now implies that it is incorrect and there are far too many Christians who believe their mythology is true for the "mythology" label to stick. And we are all too politically correct to seriously refer to religious beliefs of existing religions "mythology" without a specific intent to belittle those beliefs.

The Greeks and Romans may have referred to their beliefs as "myths" but many of them did believe in those myths, even if it was not necessarily a belief that the myths were literally true. To some degree, they did believe that their gods existed, either as literal super-people, super-ghosts, or just super-abstractions.

9/28/2010 6:29:17 PM

Justanotheratheist

We call them myths today, but the Greeks and Romans more than likely believed their gods to be as real as you think yours is. They were wrong, and so are you, so while much of the world hasn't reached this point yet there are already a great number of us who take your God to be a myth as well.

He's no more real than Zeus or Thor, and the realization of this is growing rapidly (except, for reasons I still don't fully grasp, in large swathes of America).

9/28/2010 11:43:57 PM

Kuyohashi

No, moron, the Greeks and Romans didn't call their mythology "mythology". They called it religion. It was people like you, who sought to diminish their beliefs, who referred to it as mythology.

I mean, shit! To borrow a line from a great Buddhist philosopher, "I've seen better heads on a mug of root beer!"

3/18/2011 2:28:36 AM

Iczer-four

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what a fucking moron..

3/18/2011 3:15:12 AM



They were not called Mythology either BY ITS FOLLOWERS, in case you're wondering.

6/20/2011 3:34:50 AM

Saringuy

in a thousand years, or as soon as abiogenesis is figured out, or as soon as any other religion is proven true, you will be ridiculed by the whole world. can your small mind comprehend? being laughed at by +7 billion people? that would be fun.

3/18/2012 4:04:19 PM

Crimson Lizard

Oh sure, everyone else's gods are fake, but yours is the only one that's real? Get over yourself. I'm a Pagan, and I know my gods are real in the same way you know yours is.

Besides, how does this assclown know what the Greeks and Romans really thought? Was he there? Or is this more fundie mind reading?

6/12/2012 6:04:00 AM



So THOR is a work of fiction ? Odin will get you for that.


6/12/2012 9:05:54 PM
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