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In this issue: What’s up with changing the gods to meet our needs, and who do we love to hate?

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9 Comments

  1. March 26, 2011 at 9:34 am — Reply

    I have learned to never grow up or eat soup…

  2. SpiderLover
    March 26, 2011 at 12:33 pm — Reply

    I loved the discussion on the Greek Mythology and their treatments. Thank you guys for going over this.

  3. March 26, 2011 at 1:12 pm — Reply

    Anyone who wants to scuttle things that they enjoy like comics, or D&D, to conform to sociatal norms are a sad lot. I don’t think I will ever fully grow up.

    • March 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm — Reply

      Amen, right on, and thank you.

  4. litanyofthieves
    March 26, 2011 at 2:14 pm — Reply

    I really enjoyed the discussion of Mythology and I think that you guys hit the nail on the head: Mythology changes with the telling and the passing of time. Newer societies appropriate older societies’ cultural baggage, but they don’t just take it whole cloth, they cut bits and pieces that fit and pull and stretch and re-shape them to fit their existing culture, but those bits and pieces, though different, still shape what’s to come. Every mythology and iconography has this, and I think we continue it to the modern day, and one can definitely make the argument that comic books and fiction are forms of Mythology. (In fact I don’t see how you can make the argument they are NOT, especially comics with their convoluted continuity)

    We appropriate these things and remove them from their original context and give them new context. Even what we consider ancient tales like Herakles, or say Marduk and Tiamat, are actually themselves appropriated from pre-scriptural cultures who never left writings, where they may have been in a completely different context. And we’ll continue to do so. As Matthew said in a show a while back “A thousand years from now, people will think we worshipped a God called ‘USmail.'”

    • March 26, 2011 at 8:02 pm — Reply

      As Matthew said in a show a while back “A thousand years from now, people will think we worshipped a God called ‘USmail.’”

      Well, we have temples to the guy on every corner… :)

      • Navarre
        March 26, 2011 at 10:15 pm — Reply

        And those temples to that celestial ranger, Starbuck’s.

        • litanyofthieves
          March 27, 2011 at 8:01 pm — Reply

          Navarre, if they put Katee Sackhoff’s face on the logo, wouldn’t you be there every weekend?

  5. Spaceboots
    March 27, 2011 at 4:15 am — Reply

    My favorite soup is British Columbia clam chowder.

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