Black Spirituality Religion : Why is the Greek Pantheon considered myth?

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  1. ManicRaider

    ManicRaider Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I'm curious why this religion is considered a myth by so many people.
     
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    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Greek religion had an extensive mythology containing mythological creatures. There was no single creation myth or cosmology. The Greeks syncretised Gods from other cultures, and created epics and myths surrounding these same mythological characters.
     
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    ManicRaider Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    These creatures are considered mythological, why?



    Are you saying that religions that borrow from earlier religions are false religions? By "earlier" I mean they pre-date them.
     
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    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Brother, I answered your question regarding Greek religion which borrowed extensively from Kemet and changed the original form, so please do not twist what I stated to religion in general. If my answer does not satisfy then research for yourself and then you might see what I am saying,

    For example, centaurs, minoraurs, Pegasus, gargoyles, medusas, the fates, muses. How you ever seen any of these?
     
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    ManicRaider Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    So only in this instance syncretism is a bad thing? I'd like to remind you that you brought it up, I didn't.

    I suppose not but have you ever seen Jinn, Unicorns, Dead Sea Apes, Golems, Cherubims, nephilim? Btw what does answering 'yes' or 'no' prove exactly?

    P.S. - Why did you say "medusas"? As if there are more than one? Isn't that one specific character? Or did you mean 'gorgons? It reminds me of when people say "draculas" to describe vampires. Or am I mistaken and medusas and draculas are the correct plural nouns for such creatures?
     
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    The African understanding of the concept was that to understand the unseen, you had to study the seen. This is why the Webster definition of philosophy is inaccurate because it posits gaining knowledge, “chiefly [through] speculative rather than observational means.” This was not the understanding of the ancient Africans. Wisdom was obtained through good character and judgment based upon what you could see (or perceive).

    http://www.destee.com/index.php?threads/what-is-philosophy-by-asar-imhotep.43879/

    The Greeks speculated but never observed.

    You ask for the difference between a testimony and a novel.

    Believe your ancestors.

    HTP
     
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    Again you asked a question and I answered. I'm not up for a debate.
     
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    I disagree to one point. The Greeks did observe. They just never moved to the point of practice because they were not taught the true art of divination so they delved into their own form of folk magic devoid of true spirituality.
     
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    personification of the kemetic gods where is based in mythology. the cosmonology of our dieties were taught through myths and legends . this myths and legends were incorporated in the greek pantheon.
     
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    You sure about that? They had numerous oracles set up.
     
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