I thought the discussion we had in class Thursday was interesting. One thing in particular stood out to me, and I had a few thoughts on the subject.
It was mentioned that the Biblical Genesis, and the Greek creation myths we have are written records of oral creation stories, and that the writings originated around 600-500 BCE.
I didn’t know this, and to be honest, I’m a little surprised.
The Biblical creation I had always taken as being centuries younger than the Greek Creation Myths, as Christianity is quite a bit more prevalent in our world today than the Olympians.
In another course I’m enrolled in, we talked about how newer is better, faster, stronger, and the most popular things people have and use on a daily basis are the newest cutting edge things. I know this was a discussion about, like, smartphones, but still, I made the comparison between newer = better, and assumed religion was approximately the same.
Finding out that the Greek creation myth is near the same in age was an interesting revelation.