> > Some people really do /swear/ by Silver Surfer. The > character is modeled > > in Christian mythology > "Christian Mythology"? Now there's an interesting statement. > Some of the > best historical records validate the life and work of Jesus > and its a myth > like Norse, Greek and Roman gods? You're certainly entitled to your > thinking, but myth? I think not. > > Norman C'mon. Per Merriam-Webster: Main Entry: myth Pronunciation: 'mith Function: noun Etymology: Greek mythos Date: 1830 1 a : a usually traditional story of ostensibly historical events that serves to unfold part of the world view of a people or explain a practice, belief, or natural phenomenon b : PARABLE, ALLEGORY 2 a : a popular belief or tradition that has grown up around something or someone; especially : one embodying the ideals and institutions of a society or segment of society <seduced by the American myth of individualism -- Orde Coombs> b : an unfounded or false notion 3 : a person or thing having only an imaginary or unverifiable existence 4 : the whole body of myths Main Entry: my·thol·o·gy Pronunciation: mi-'thä-l&-jE Function: noun Inflected Form(s): plural -gies Etymology: French or Late Latin; French mythologie, from Late Latin mythologia interpretation of myths, from Greek, legend, myth, from mythologein to relate myths, from mythos + logos speech -- more at LEGEND Date: 1603 1 : an allegorical narrative 2 : a body of myths: as a : the myths dealing with the gods, demigods, and legendary heroes of a particular people b : MYTHOS 2 <cold war mythology> 3 : a branch of knowledge that deals with myth 4 : a popular belief or assumption that has grown up around someone or something The above sounds about right to me, and I'm a christian. Mythology in the sense Joe used it (my reading, of course) has nothing to do with veracity or authenticity. Oh, and Descartes is sitting in a bar. The bartender says, "How about another drink, Rene?" He answers, "I think not." And *BAM* - he disappears. - Jay Turley --------------------------------------------------------- http://www.weberrific.org "Any sufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from technology"