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Discussion of Joseph Campbell's work with an emphasis on the personal creative impulse as well as the sociological role of the artist in today's global community.

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The artist lives in Detroit, Michigan. LINK :roll:

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Post by Overmanwarrior » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:09 pm

The very fact that any religious topic would be considered offensive loses the essence of what the religion is offering. The best I can figure is that some of Sitchen’s work is true, in that he believes that aliens landed here, in the Tigris Euphrates valley, started a civilization out of sub-human hunters and gathers to work as servants for their colony goals. So they invented the city state to organize this labor force. And once they realized that there was a danger under these city states of all these groups uniting to rebel against them, they did the whole Tower of Babel thing where they divided us all up into the nations of the world, with speech and cultures always in conflict, so there would be no insurrection while they were here doing their work.

They left us here with only a distant memory of their visit, and we have since been trying to imitate them. But we are still hard wired to oppose each other, so we can never join together to compare notes and figure out the whole story.

That to me is the only explanation for all the violent opposition to other people’s religions, or cultures. And it totally destroys the mythic apparatus of religion, and negates the whole thing to a strictly terrestrial experience, leaving us in a perpetual charkas two state.

Anything that keeps the human mind in such a state is no better than pornography produced in the sleazy un-air-conditioned rooms of Southern California, and should be considered just as seriously.
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