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Saturday, And The Myth Of The God Of Shit

Some bits of mythology seem perfectly designed to make the rounds of adolescent social networks. Among these is the character of Sterculius. Sterculius has caused a bit of a stir, since God Checker described the deity on Twitter as “the God of Poop from Roman

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The Created Creator And The Illusion Of Our Battles

I’m an atheist. I don’t believe in the reality of gods, literally or metaphorically. Nonetheless, I find religions interesting in the way that they play with ideas, and am interested exploring the ideas that the gods proposed by religious groups represent. My starting point in

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Have A Tuchulcha Morning

Answer quickly: Who is the Roman god of the dead? It’s Pluto, right? Yes, and no. Pluto is a Roman god of the dead, but it turns out that he’s not the only one. Pluto was inspired by the Greek Hades, who had the nickname

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A More Subtle Ragnarok

Part of Byatt’s use of Ragnarok is as an ecological warning of the human destruction of life on Earth. That’s all well and good, but this ecological interpretation seems itself to be a metaphor for a deeper, more honest mourning of the open fields of childhood, and its relevance to the eventual devolution of the pure and beautiful into a black inky nothingness.

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Founding Fathers Are Rain Gods, Says Tom Price

Congressman Price believes that George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson have all ascended into the clouds, transformed at the moment of their deaths into rain gods, dedicated to the punishment of all who attempt to help people get access to medical care.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?