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Author Topic: Divine Fluidity: The Polyvalent Logic of Myth  (Read 905 times)

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Divine Fluidity: The Polyvalent Logic of Myth
« on: August 19, 2013, 07:18:36 am »
New blog post:

http://nightwandering.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/divine-fluidity-the-polyvalent-logic-of-myth/

We don't actually experience a world based on bivalent logic, because that world is a completely hypothetical construction, a mere thought experiment. Yet pagans are no more immune to this tendency than anyone else.

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Re: Divine Fluidity: The Polyvalent Logic of Myth
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 11:14:38 am »
Quote from: Gilbride;119271
New blog post:

http://nightwandering.wordpress.com/2013/08/19/divine-fluidity-the-polyvalent-logic-of-myth/

We don't actually experience a world based on bivalent logic, because that world is a completely hypothetical construction, a mere thought experiment. Yet pagans are no more immune to this tendency than anyone else.


I really enjoyed your article, and it was very thought provoking. I've wavered between hard and soft polytheism for a while now, but I just keep staying in the middle. Thank you for sharing your insight! :)

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Re: Divine Fluidity: The Polyvalent Logic of Myth
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2013, 07:50:04 pm »
Quote from: Gilbride;119271
New blog post:


"Skeptical materialists deny such insights altogether." Not true. Very unwise to stereotype a segment of the population solely based on their view of reality.

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Re: Divine Fluidity: The Polyvalent Logic of Myth
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2013, 09:52:49 pm »
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"Skeptical materialists deny such insights altogether." Not true. Very unwise to stereotype a segment of the population solely based on their view of reality.

 
I'm commenting based on my experience. If you have a different view, I'd be happy to hear it.

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Re: Divine Fluidity: The Polyvalent Logic of Myth
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 02:29:33 pm »
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If you have a different view, I'd be happy to hear it.


Mythology is allegory.

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Re: Divine Fluidity: The Polyvalent Logic of Myth
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2013, 05:34:45 pm »
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Mythology is allegory.


Okay, sure. But most atheists, in my experience, use "myth" solely to mean "a BS made-up story, possibly entertaining at best but not important."

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Divine Fluidity: The Polyvalent Logic of Myth
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2013, 07:27:17 pm »
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Okay, sure. But most atheists, in my experience, use "myth" solely to mean "a BS made-up story, possibly entertaining at best but not important."

I'd argue that's the common use definition.  I mean, non-literalist Christians don't refer to the Bible as myth.  That's pagan vs nonpagan.  More or less, of course.

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Re: Divine Fluidity: The Polyvalent Logic of Myth
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2013, 10:12:22 pm »
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I'd argue that's the common use definition.  I mean, non-literalist Christians don't refer to the Bible as myth.  That's pagan vs nonpagan.  More or less, of course.


You're probably right. :(

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