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Melvin Sorcher

The content of religion and mythology are, arguably, identical in structure. Each has a basic premise -- a general concept -- from which individual stories are crafted. Each story has a message and an intent to inform or influence a listener to embrace the general concept.

I think more than giving an understanding of how people work, they provide more of an understanding ofd what people fear and to what goal they aspire. Of course, religion/mythology form the attitudes and drive the behavior of people -- but if you think about all the private beliefs, fears, attitude and aspirations of people, they would all fall nicely under the definition of myth.

Think about showing how individual (personal opinions, etc) and group myths (religion) are too often the basis of our conclusions and reactions and initiatives. It might be better if people were more able to think critically about an issue or to critically examine an issue. Most do not. With more critical thinking and less dependence on myths/religion, the world might be a better place. Focus on helping people to recognize their own myths and how they hinder critical thinking.

Answered 7 years ago

Melvin Sorcher