Mythos and Logos

deadgodIn 1883, Nietzsche declared that God was dead. This was a defining moment in the history of philosophy, science, and religion. It was a declaration that the worlds of the physical and the spiritual were no longer compatible. It was a claim that modern man was moving past a “need” for God thanks to technological advancement and scientific discovery.

But it also drew clearly defined battle lines. The modern fundamentalist movement was born (in two of the major monotheistic faiths at least). All other modes of thought and worldview were pitted against that of the religious.

It was the last blow to separate mythos from logos.

Over the next few days, we will be exploring these two ideas (mythos and logos) and seeking to define what they are and whether or not they really should be opposed to each other. Keep your minds open and your ears attentive. And be ready to determine whether or not God really is dead.



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