chierii: (Default)
So I was telling Mom about my attempt to deconstruct the stories in the bible for the sake of writing. This actually happened quite some time ago. I have no idea why it's come to mind now.

But anyway, I started telling her about how some things are completely silly and she's like, "They're parables. They're just parables, you can't take them literally."

Of course some of these are obvious metaphors. But hey, you don't see anyone claiming, say, the story of Arachne was a parable against pride, do you? No, everyone accepts it at face value as a story in a mythology, because it is widely considered a mythology. But Greek mythology was treated as a religion at one point in time, too. As far as I'm concerned, the Abrahamic faiths are exactly the same.

I'm doing this because I love mythology, and I won't exclude those in current use because someone else believes it's more than just a story.

The obvious metaphors work as stories too. And that's the way I'm treating them.

Fuck original intent. Let me have my fun.

Profile

chierii: (Default)
Cherry

November 2013

S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
1011 1213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 23rd, 2017 10:39 pm
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios