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I really fucking hate when people get all self-righteous and condescending towards the religious and call their gods “imaginary friends” and their sacred texts “fairy tales” and stuff because quite frankly I think it makes you no better than the religious people who condescend to you for not believing in their faith.
I just think it’s a matter of basic respect. There are good people and shitty people in every group, can we please criticize their behavior instead of childishly mocking their basic beliefs.
How do you feel about people referring to their scripts and lessons as a set of myths or ‘mythology’, especially when drawing comparisons between Biblical stories and stories within Greek/Egyptian/etc. mythology?
I’m not sure what you’re getting at here? I’m talking about people being deliberately condescending. People who throw around statements like, “LOL I STOPPED BELIEVING IN FAIRY TALES WHEN I WAS 6” or “SORRY YOUR IMAGINARY FRIEND CAN’T HELP YOU” to shame the religious and spiritual and talk to them like they are naive, foolish children.
“Mythology” is a legitimate anthropological term especially when used in an academic or intellectual discourse like a comparison of religious stories and traditions?
I’m not sure what point you’re trying to make here, that’s all.
I wasn’t trying to make a point, I was just asking how you felt about a term being used in this situation! It’s mostly because I associate mythology with fairy tales, how fairy tales are often born out of myths and shit? and I was like oh is that not an okay comparison to make
I definitely get how you don’t like the condescending tone and attitude! I wasn’t trying to refute that. I just wanted to ask a tangential question I guess.
To me personally, hearing religion referred to as “mythology” indirectly associates it with being fiction, which I find sort of offensive. Not exactly full on “WELL LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING” offended, but it makes me feel uneasy. It’s technically the appropriate word, IE in a scholarly journal, but in a casual context, it just has a sort of negative connotation attached to it.