--> The danger is in... I'm not sure exactly how to
phrase it, something along the lines of- mistaking the
symbol for the reality. You can recognize the Osiris
myth without physically being cut to pieces and
dropped in a river.
O: You took that analysis a step further than I had
imagined. This is tricky ground for me. I can't
exactly say that another has no right to express his
Osirian nature by having his brother cut him to bits.
I don't think you are saying that either.
I think what I am saying becomes more clear in the
second selection below.
---> I'm not sure I see the harm in choosing one myth
above all others ... [O's redaction].
O: I agree that each may select his myth.
What if another selects it for you? What if your mom
tells you that you are Catholic and that the Virgin
birth is a fact? Lets say she has you beaten (through
the proxy of nuns of course) if you don't agree?
The danger of concretizing myth is that people who do
that tend (in my view) to also be zealots. Some
zealots hurt those they don't agree with. etc., etc.
(you see where this goes).
The originator was talking about being an embodiment
of Paul - of course would that not be Saul?
I will lay you even odds (in beers of course) that
whoever wrote the original post is either a joker
(i.e. not serious) or a zealot. I will lay you a
second bet that the originator (if not a joker)
typically attempts to force others to accept their
view of the world. No different than the nuns who
That is the danger of concretizing. True believers
can be sort of dangerous to the rest of us.
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