[LMB] [OT] Atlantic crossings, was Centrifugal gravity, was Re: Cordelia's College sport

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Jun 29 21:03:52 BST 2021

> On Jun 29, 2021, at 12:53 PM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've had to explain to people that in classical antiquity, the line between
> "man" and "god" wasn't as big and black as it is in Abrahamic monotheism.
> Quite a few Greeks claimed divine ancestry (generally many generations
> back) and there were cases in mythology and otherwise of men becoming gods,
> or at least demigods.  Heracles, Romulus, and the successful pagan Roman
> emperors come to mind in this context.

Even in the Old Testament, the concept of a personal god who was more powerful and more personal than the other gods out there is different from what most modern believers have.

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