Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Virgin Births

I hope Beep! Beep! It's Me doesn't mind that I "borrowed" this ;)
Nice work, beep.



Beep Beep It's Me writes: "Augustus came from a miraculous conception by the divine and human conjunction of the God Apollo and Atia. How does the historian respond to that story? Are there any who take it literally? That divergence raises an ethical problem for me. Either all such divine conceptions, from Alexander to Augustus and from the Christ to the Buddha, should be accepted literally and miraculously or all of them should be accepted metaphorically and theologically. It is not morally acceptable to say, our story is truth but yours is myth; ours is history but yours is a lie. It is even less morally acceptable to say that indirectly and covertly by manufacturing defensive or protective strategies that apply only to one's own story." - John Crosssan, The Birth of Christianity, 1998, pg 28 - 29.

6 comments:

beepbeepitsme said...

Hey, no worries. Glad you liked it.

The Alpha said...

Apparently, some people fail to see the value in new material. At some point you'd think the story line would get a little old.

Stardust said...

thanks Beepbeep...I have an invitation for you...can I email you about it? It's about writing for a certain website.

Stardust said...

alpha, yes...these myths are so recycled it's unreal. Just like movies nowdays and how they reuse plots over and over again.

beepbeepitsme said...

sure stardust - no worries.

Stardust said...

Ok beep....check your email! ;D