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Author Topic: Ancient gods in a modern world?  (Read 26114 times)
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« Reply #8: February 13, 2009, 03:33:21 pm »

I know I've never felt an urge to find the "proper" way to worship Apollo - there's definitely a sense of "that's nice, and I won't complain - but here and now is where I need you."

Which is good, 'cause I don't want to deal with the historical stuff either.  Busy. Smiley

I do feel a little more pull to a historically-influenced path, at least, but...  I've never quite pinned down how much of that is just me as opposed to being required of me.  (And if it's required, I've certainly never gotten the sense that that's true in a general sense; rather, it's just part of how things work between him and me specifically.)  I think in the end it comes down to something similar:  "Works for me, as long as you're here."

Which is to say, although I'm not sure there's a requirement there for me to try to do things in a historically-appropriate manner, I've also never gotten a sense that I'm going the wrong direction with it.  I have varying degrees of success, but that seems more a personal failing than an indication that I need to stop what I'm doing, as it usually involves factors more internal to my own mind.  (Which is to say, "my own mind" has not been terribly successful so far with actually processing scholarly sources.  But I'm trying to work around that lack...)

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