Friday, December 11, 2009

Jesus and Prometheus

By the Rev. Howard Bess
December 11, 2009

There is no story that has captured the imagination of western civilization quite like the story of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

Read on.

1 comment:

rightly said...

Egypt, Rome, Greece, and Babylon all had Kings who claimed lineage to Gods. All had creation Myths. This now myth, associating Prometheus with Jesus is distinguished by one fact, Both are mythical creations to all who dismiss their existence, and are real to all who believe the myths.
It serves no purpose to repeat legends to support the validity of a belief. All belief fulfills the need for certainty. All religion substituted habit for reality as a way to acceptable membership within a culture.
Horses, cats, and baboons have been worshiped as gods, gods with the powers of life and death.
Sons of Gods and Gods of Sun have claimed the minds of believers.
Why Prometheus? He was a rebel against the authority of the Gods. Why Jesus? He promoted subservience to earthly and divine authority.
Only a believer can have it both ways and be convinces of the truth and reality of contradictory ideas.