Monday, March 06, 2017

Crash Course tackles Mythology.  They're up to two episodes now.  (See here and here)

There is a significant amount of dancing around in an effort to keep everybody happy.  But personally I doubt it's possible to keep everyone happy on this subject.

After all, a myth is what everyone else believes.  The historical truth is what I believe.

You can try to tell people to put away their beliefs and view all of these creation stories as "stories", but it's a hard sell.  If you believe that one of these stories is the historical truth, and the rest are just man-made inventions, you're not going to be comfortable comparing them all on equal footing.


Whisky Prajer said...

Seems like a good time to throw this quote into the mix. Frye's my guy.

Joel Swagman said...

Interesting quote. Would I be wrong in assuming that that quote had a big influence on this way of thinking?

Whisky Prajer said...

Not wrong at all. I read The Great Code 25 years ago and it didn't just spare me a pile of existential grief, it's kept me engaged.