This is excellently written. Notice the careful wording and the (IMHO important) discussion of what Pagans themselves had to say about Christianity. Give this blog a follow!
I was browsing though stuff on an external hard drive recently and found a few documents that I’d written that I thought might be worth making into blogs posts. The following essay was originally written as an email response to a friend with whom I was having a discussion. It has been edited slightly, but still may sound a bit like an email. I think it holds up, for all that, so I’m leaving it essentially as I found it with only very light editing. Enjoy!
You said awhile back that I hadn’t told you my views of the dying-god myths of Classical antiquity (e.g., Venus and Adonis, and so on). As I said, I’ve actually told you my opinion before, which is that such things aren’t really relevant, but I will elaborate.
Let me begin with an analogy. We know that Leif Erikson discovered North America, a.k.a. Vinland, in…
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