Category Archives: Mythos and Logos (Series)

Myth as Fiction

yggdrasilWe don’t look for any truth other than that which can be proven through facts and experimentation. There is no physical evidence that God exists, so some take the approach that since it can’t be proven that He does, then he automatically doesn’t. Right or wrong in this illustration, even the theist views things in this same way.

This is most clearly shown when it comes to myth. Continue reading

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Defining Myth

urban-mythDefining mythos is a little more tricky than defining logos. The idea of myth is loaded with negative connotations, especially for the religiously minded individual. So I am going to try to be as thorough as possible to make clear what the word actually means and what I am saying and not saying. Let me be perfectly clear: the definition of myth is going to be controversial to some. My plan is not to stir the pot and offend sensibilities. I want us to be on the same page as we move on into the meatier part of our discussion of these two ideas. Continue reading

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Defining “Logos”

6a00e008d62947883400e5535a7acd8834We are going to begin by defining our terms, and we are going to start by defining the least controversial of the two: logosContinue reading

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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.