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marleydgriggs asked: I know you state that you hate religion and what not and I too am in a similar boat with you of religious hatred and total atheism but I find the mythology of many religious really interesting to hear, more as a story or epic than as something to live by. Do you find interest in the stories at all or anything? (Again, not stating I believe any of the stories)
I can absolutely agree that they are interesting stories. Some of my favorite stories when I was little revolved around Greek and Roman myth stories. I still have an appreciation for it and have expanded. I have a good deal of Asian style art based on myth that I enjoy and several other books on mythology.
I really consider the bible to be in the same realm as other myth stories. The bible has deep roots in forming the history of Western culture. It would be quite difficult to understand many great works of literature without the bible. Dante’s Inferno, as one example, is a story I quite enjoy that is entirely myth based surrounding Christianity. It would be extremely difficult to be well versed in English literature with no understanding of the bible. The key part that many have a hard time with is separating the history from the myth.