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    Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry on Norse and Greek mythology

    I came across this and thought someone else might enjoy it as well. Neil has a book on Norse mythology out which is pretty awesome if I may say so, and Stephen is writing one on Greek mythology. There's a bit of reading and talking and poetry, and cool drawings.
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    Re: Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry on Norse and Greek mythology

    Not sure why atheists are writing books about gods other than to just make a buck?

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    Re: Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry on Norse and Greek mythology

    Because you can appreciate a story even if you're not religious? Give Gaiman's Norse mythology a chance before you judge, it's beautifully written. Or watch the video. They talk about why.
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    Re: Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry on Norse and Greek mythology

    It seems to me,the Myth, in the religious sense, contains in its way the foundation of humanity's beginning. Belief becomes an image that lays the foundation for the civilized future of humanity.
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    Re: Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry on Norse and Greek mythology

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    Not sure why atheists are writing books about gods other than to just make a buck?
    No thanks.

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    Re: Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry on Norse and Greek mythology

    Quote Originally Posted by iris View Post
    Because you can appreciate a story even if you're not religious? Give Gaiman's Norse mythology a chance before you judge, it's beautifully written. Or watch the video. They talk about why.
    Right?

    Myth is a cataloging on the human experience. Myth doesn't need theology or religion to have meaning.

    Rather, its humans (though not all of them, thankfully) need their myth to have religion and theology to give themselves meaning.
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    Re: Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry on Norse and Greek mythology

    I enjoyed Heimdall's last conversation with Loki in Gaiman's book. Granted, I like Heimdall in general but it was still a wonderful series of rebuttals.
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    Re: Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry on Norse and Greek mythology

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Right?

    Myth is a cataloging on the human experience. Myth doesn't need theology or religion to have meaning.

    Rather, its humans (though not all of them, thankfully) need their myth to have religion and theology to give themselves meaning.
    All story, literature, drama, narrative... In the larger sense, it's all myth. Some myths have deities in them, some don't. Still myth...

    Sam Spade is as much a mythic hero as is Heracles.

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    Re: Neil Gaiman and Stephen Fry on Norse and Greek mythology

    Here's looking at you,kid.
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