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Old 10-08-2012, 12:23 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by Belfaborac View Post
The difference is that the Greek myths were not venerated in the same way the Bible is. No-one would have stood at a pulpit and read about Prometheus giving the secret of fire to humanity, while expecting the congregation to take heed and follow whatever advice might be contained within the story, except in that many were morality tales containing general advice. In other words: the stories themselves were not considered sacred, nor were they integral to the religious beliefs of the Greeks in the same way that the Bible, Koran or Talmud are integral and fundamental to their respective religions today. They were just stories; stories about their gods, sometimes stories containing advice on how to behave and act, but only stories.
Ancient Greece had priests and priestesses, the same as other religions do now. They built temples to their gods and I believe the stories involving the gods were venerated and considered true.

I fail to see a significant difference.
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