[thechat] "Christian Mythology" (was: comics)

Joe Crawford jcrawford at avencom.com
Tue May 22 13:38:36 CDT 2001

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Joe Crawford (I) wrote:
> > Some people really do /swear/ by Silver Surfer. The character is
> > in Christian mythology - making him an apt target for highfalutin'
> > cultural criticism.

Norman Bunn wrote:
> "Christian Mythology"?  Now there's an interesting statement. Some of
> best historical records validate the life and work of Jesus and its a
> like Norse, Greek and Roman gods?  You're certainly entitled to your
> thinking, but myth?  I think not.

Nothing loaded in my use of the phrase "Christian Mythology" - not
to support or reject anyone's belief systems whatsoever. Also not
to place Christianity alongside any mythologies in particular.


mythology (m-thl-j)
 n., pl. mythologies. Abbr. myth., mythol.
    a. A body or collection of myths belonging to a people and
       addressing their origin, history, deities, ancestors,
       and heroes.
    b. A body of myths concerning an individual, event, or

Christianity certainly matches in a narrow way the above definition.
Whatever else it is and does is not something I was addressing when I
mentioning how Silver Surfer's themes are compared Christianity.

        - Joe <http://artlung.com/>

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