Talk:Myth

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Ahhh, he doesn't like "dis". (this is a joke, by the way), Does that make you racist? wfg.--Waiting for Godot 16:42, 28 July 2008 (EDT)

Hehe, no, I just ran into it twice today, and while it may be a "new word", it's still very slangy, and can usually be replaced with "insult" or something like that. No big deal, of course... ħumanUser talk:Human 16:43, 28 July 2008 (EDT)
hehe, just giving you a hard time, cause... well, i guess cause "why not". dis is not very academic/encyclopedic, but it sounds so fun. --Waiting for Godot 16:55, 28 July 2008 (EDT)
Yes, I can certainly see it working, in its place. At Pandas and People it seemed to lay a little snark on the fundies (another slangy term I don't like to see overused, hehe). Of course, the full word "disrespect" will often work, as well. ħumanUser talk:Human 17:01, 28 July 2008 (EDT)

AC's Myths[edit]

Yeah, it's a book title referenced on her page. Do you have particular formating for book titles? If you change this one, I'll mark it in my head for future style-use.--Waiting for Godot 17:08, 28 July 2008 (EDT)

Caps for main words, and italics, is about it. Not quote marks necessary. ħumanUser talk:Human 17:09, 28 July 2008 (EDT)
Ah, I thought maybe it was a special code or something to say "this be a book. Get thee to Amazon". Italics, here I come. --Waiting for Godot 17:14, 28 July 2008 (EDT)
The linkie can be done via ISBN number, it's automatic in the software I think. I just didn't see any point to doing it with AC's trash... ħumanUser talk:Human 18:04, 28 July 2008 (EDT)

Language and authors[edit]

Citing David Strauss and John Fiske, John Remsburg stated in his 1909 book The Christ that there were three kinds of myths: Historical, Philosophical, and Poetical. Secular philosophy and religious myths were always combined.Myth, Religion, and Philosophy

A Historical myth is "a real event colored by the light of antiquity, which confounded the human and divine, the natural and the supernatural. The event may be but slightly colored and the narrative essentially true, or it may be distorted and numberless legends attached until but a small residuum of truth remains and the narrative is essentially false. A large portion of ancient history, including the Biblical narratives, is historical myth. The earliest records of all nations and of all religions are more or less mythical."

"A Philosophical myth is an idea clothed in the caress of historical narrative. When a mere idea is personified and presented in the form of a man or a god it is called a pure myth. Many of the gods and heroes of antiquity are pure myths."

"A Poetical myth is a blending of the historical and philosophical, embellished by the creations of the imagination. The poems of Homer and Hesiod, which were the religious text books of the ancient Greeks, and the poetical writings of the Bible, which helped to form and foster the Semitic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Mohammedanism, belong to this class."The Christ a Myth

The above appears to quote Strauss and Fiske accurately but I don't like the florid language. ""a real event colored by the light of antiquity" or "is an idea clothed in the caress of historical narrative." It's not clear what the author means. Strauss also lived and wrote in the 19th century. David Strauss. Can anyone come up with more up to date authors? Proxima Centauri (talk) 16:43, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

I disagree. It is quite clear what Remsburg is saying and it is better to go with actual quotes then some half-baked summation.--BruceGrubb (talk) 11:10, 29 May 2016 (UTC)