There was a comment made on this post over at The Allergic Pagan about how there is a debate going on in the Pagan community about “modern day myth” and the idea that superheros can be worshiped at deities. Or at least that’s what I’m gathering. Read that article. It’s a lot better than what this is going to amount to.
Anyway, this is what got me thinking:
We are sitting here debating modern day myth as being something that could be sacred or not… And I’m of the opinion that nothing new is ever really happened recently (aka: history repeats itself)…
So here’s my thought: all of the myths we see as sacred now… I wonder if there were debates about their legitimacy when they first came out… Like when the story of Noah and the Ark, or the life of Hercules, or the story of Osiris… When all those first stories came out and people started to perpetuate them as myth or divine inspiration rather than fiction… If debates like this happened then.
It makes me laugh a little inside thinking about it.
It also got me thinking… If this debate continues onward, are we seeing the birth of a new religion? Will people just accept… in a few thousand or hundred years (or maybe less)… that these stories are divinely inspired and sacred?