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Author Topic: Ancient gods in a modern world?  (Read 26063 times)
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« Reply #14: February 13, 2009, 07:56:47 pm »

Do you think ancient deities have changed over the centuries or is their perspective of things still rooted in ancient times?

How do they relate to issues of the modern world?

Do they have archaic/ancient characteristics or perspectives you find sometimes hard to deal with (or do they find it sometimes hard to deal with your modern perspectives)?

I forget who it was (I think it might have been Marilyn? either way I fully agree with her post on this subject) but the phrase "The gods don't live behind glass cases" has stuck with me ever since I first saw it. Maybe my ideas are coloured because I am a panentheist, that I believe divinity is outside and inside of nature, and I believe that has some historical basis (the sun was the ba of Ra, Dionysos was sometimes seen as the grapes being smashed underfoot) so it boggles my mind that they would be viewed as distant and not having much to do with us.

Unless they're cheating on us with another planet.  Cheesy
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