Interest - Greek Mythology

Originally created by Xskill
6 years ago.

on 3 Roots

19 Comments

timtoborne
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timtoborne 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic ENTP 512 186C
How I hate myself for my constant need to speak my mind. Why is it that I always seem to word things in a way that people take offense to them?! I don't usually mean to irritate people. Not unless they really piss me off, but... heh, I guess jaffa's right. (well, actually, I knew that I make people angry without meaning to) Gosh I need to learn to word things better. And yet, another reason to hate myself. Please ignore this comment, I see no reason to continue this conversation any further, as I'm sure I'll only piss off someone else with my mere personality, as I usually do.
Ares
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What is this? I'm not fake! I'm as real as the next god! BELIEVE IN ME, PEOPLES. ;_;
timtoborne
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timtoborne 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic ENTP 512 186C
I know it's fake, but it's still fun. (sorry if it offended you, but I'm Christian, there is only one god)
anakin123
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anakin123 19 Belgium MelancholicPhlegmatic INFJ 459 282C
TO be honest, yes, I take offence... It's not because what you believe is different that you can call this fake. I find christian myths Fake. So don't call it that...
SelfReferential
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It is indeed fake in the sense that those gods aren't real, though. You wouldn't actually believe the myths to be a literal rendering of actual events, would you? As well as Christian myths, if you're not Christian. Whether they're fake or not should not obstruct pure aesthetic enjoyment that you might get from reading a good story, anyway! :)
anakin123
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anakin123 19 Belgium MelancholicPhlegmatic INFJ 459 282C
Self... You just did the same thing as what I just got annoyed for...
Sure, those myths may be surreal, but why SHOULD they be? Do you have prove for them to be unreal? No. So you don't have to say that the entire religion is Fake.
timtoborne
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timtoborne 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic ENTP 512 186C
Last comment I have on the subject, your last comment didn't make much sense to me anakin. You just said those myths are unreal. Then you go and say that you shouldn't call the whole religion fake in the same comment. You just contradicted yourself twice in that comment. (Also, unless you believe in the greek gods, what business do you have defending them? It doesn't make sense to me)
jaffa6
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jaffa6 20 United Kingdom PhlegmaticSanguine INFP 7w8 497C
...So you need to believe in something to defend it? I don't believe in Christianity and God, but if someone started beating up Christians, I'd stop them. And although I don't believe Greek myths, I do like them and would defend their value as literature if slandered.
timtoborne
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timtoborne 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic ENTP 512 186C
Beating someONE up, and saying someTHING doesn't really exist are two entirely different things. And I did state that it was entertaining, or rather "fun". I enjoy them as literature, I just said they didn't exist.
jaffa6
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jaffa6 20 United Kingdom PhlegmaticSanguine INFP 7w8 497C
That's true, but you did say it in a way that has obviously provoked people. On a related note, you seem to be inadvertently provoking people a lot with recent comments. Not trying to slander you, it's just something to look in to.
timtoborne
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timtoborne 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic ENTP 512 186C
Ugh, don't remind me. I annoy myself with all this posting, but I find it hard to leave something to rest unless I have the last word. I truly irritate myself more so than I do any of you.
anakin123
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anakin123 19 Belgium MelancholicPhlegmatic INFJ 459 282C
A. Yes I happen to believe in them...
B. I didn't contradict myself at all, I said that (shortening this) what Ribbit says is true.
C. If it didn't make sense, you ASK for explanations and not another ceasefire.
jaffa6
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jaffa6 20 United Kingdom PhlegmaticSanguine INFP 7w8 497C
It was probably your use of the word "Unreal" Which implies you don't believe them. You probably meant "Surreal" which means strange and vivid roughly. hope this helps in future and please don't take it badly as it wasn't intended like that.
Ribbit
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Ribbit 27 Germany MelancholicCholeric ISTJ 1127C
I once had a long discussion with somebody about that here on fighunter... It all depends on which way you would believe in the Greek gods.

There certainly are no gods in their palaces on top of the olymp. There certainly is no Apollo who literally drives the sun in a chariot over the horizon. Lightning is not Zeus who throws his spears. That is not difficult to prove at all.

Whereas it is impossible to prove the non-existence of a true omnipotent being (emphasis on omni potent). Namely the god of the big monotheist religions.

But I do agree with you in general and understand why you are upset with the particular comment up there. Because it states 'there is only one god, who is my god and therefore all other beliefs are fake' Using my belief to discredit all other beliefs really is plain dumb. But I'm sure he just expressed himself poorly.
anakin123
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anakin123 19 Belgium MelancholicPhlegmatic INFJ 459 282C
Perhaps he did, anyways, I know that those stories exaggerate and all, yet, how WILL you prove that non of these things happen?
Ribbit
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Ribbit 27 Germany MelancholicCholeric ISTJ 1127C
There it goes again -.- ...

I'll hopefully shorten the whole thing by saying right at the start that when somebody wants to take the whole thing to a more metaphorical level, like there is an entity named Apollo who does something on some kind of a spiritual plane, which can't be contextualised within our understanding of the universe, that equalizes 'driving the sun chariot' and penultimately is responsible for all the physical processes that lead to us seeing the sun rising and wandering the horizon (he would have to be responsible for the rotation of the earth and stuff), then , yes I cannot disprove that.

But as I and surely most people understand Greek mythology, this is all more literal. And I surely don't have to show you how I can disprove the existence of 'literal' gods residing on olymp, who can be touched and intercoursed with (people were on the Olymp: There is nobody), or how I can disprove that there is in fact no literal sun chariot (the sun is a giant gas ball fueled by nuclear reactions somewhere out there and the Earth travels around it)?

I hope that is now clear and all.
SavageWolf
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SavageWolf 23 United Kingdom CholericMelancholic INTP 666 402C
...

Why is your god true, but greek mythology false? Give me some proof, okay.

And really, did you honestly just make a comment saying that XYZ is wrong because it's not your belief? Are you TRYING to annoy people and push beliefs on them?
timtoborne
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timtoborne 19 United States MelancholicPhlegmatic ENTP 512 186C
not quite. also, it's been quite some time since I actually cared about anything other than Pseudo's reports upon games on this site. It's probably best to just ignore me, as from now on, if it's not something I care deeply about, I'll ignore it and mark it as read. And jeez! has it really been a month?! wow time flies.