Thanks for extending the ideas about what a myth is. I also appreciate your interpretation (belief) and knowledge of the bible and its origins. I wish more believers could consider your more open interpretation (that's my Ego getting in the way--nobody's perfect.)
And let me mention that I love Jesus, but i think of Jesus as an idea instead of a person. I suppose that is what a myth is to me--ideas represented through characters, actions, emotion, conflict, resolution, and so on. Jesus is a great idea to me. And I haven't written off the possibility that he actually existed--it just doesn't seem important (to me) whether or not the events of the Bible truly occurred. No matter what, like all "history" that precedes film documentation, it now must live and be told/read as a story (myth).
Overall, I am philosophically opposed to "fact" and "absolutes," and historically, big problems arise when people use myth to imply facts and absolutes. It limits thinking. Coming to a conclusive fact or absolute truth about anything "SPIRIT" is a way of haulting the pursuit towards SPIRIT (God, Truth, Mother, Source, Jesus or whatever word you want to give it)
To me, the idea exists free of the words we attach to it, so any name/distinction has an air of "myth" surrounding it. Each word carries with it a number of associations that mean something different to every person. Claiming one word as the only word that embodies the idea is a form of segregation. It disturbs me because I think a lot of people think alike when it comes to "Spirit," but we get so caught up in the words we use that we lose track of the idea. The idea should drive us, and ideas are never certain/complete.
The moment you think you know, that's when you don't know.
And of course, if Jesus works for you, keep letting him work. Just don't forget all of the other prophets and sons (suns).
Last edited by Philemon; 05-07-2009 at 04:11 PM.