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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mythical Animals, Mythical Beasts

Exploring our human mythology to the mythical beast contemplation, I have concluded that we humans are a very curious bunch who prefer answers that either can be proven scientifically, or in some mythological realm of past wonderings. Then there is also the blind faith in a deity or deities that also enters in. Mostly I think we want to believe in other.

A considerable amount of mythology creatures appear in films and books nowadays, and it is most popular. That being said, perhaps the film makers and authors have just stumbled on the very commercial mindset of take-me-away-from the-present. Something akin to the commercialism of Christmas in July. Unicorns, Harpies, Cyclops, Centaurs, and other rich Greek mythology creatures consistently show up in today's arts, so they have to have some staying power from the great past.

I wonder what other breakthroughs will occur in the technological world which seems to have merged with mythology ("Avatar" is a great example). How long will it be before we can say "I see you" when we aren't using skype or other satellite video conferencing mechanisms? You know what I mean - will it happen in a baby boomer's lifetime?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Top Seven Christian Religious Symbols

Religious symbolism is everywhere as there are so many religions. I decided to look into Christian symbols and learned something doing so. Please read it if you'd like (just click on the title - it's linked) and feel free to comment. 

Last month I found myself enthralled with writing about religion. My titles and links are :
What with the looming terrorist angst and economic woes plaguing the world, I figure many folks are exploring the central theme of manly divisions in most cultural life. Disagreement seems to be the theme of the 21st century, and religion certainly is apart of the ongoing strife. Religious literacy is important, especially if there is ever to be peace on earth.
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