Seventy-five years ago, another king couldn't take up the job because he wanted to wed a divorcée; no one's challenging Prince Charles' right of succession for doing the same. So if gay Christians want to borrow some traditions of marriage, why should the fuddy-duddy bishops stop them?
In 393 C.E. the Christian Emperor Theodosius I put an end to the ancient Olympic Games. The nudity, the joy in physical beauty, the sheer exhilarating mix of the Games were at odds with his appropriation of a new religion and much too redolent of the old.
Rich or poor, lucky in life or oppressed by it, we each must eventually accept the lot we were given and play the hand we have been dealt or else be but a pawn in a game where others determine the outcome for us.
It's not my place to shatter the illusion that the Greek myths are anything other than outrageously fascinating and fun stories from worlds long gone.Yet by telling these stories, I wonder if I'm somehow contributing to a culture that continues to blame the victims of violence.
And as people, even with degrees, have a harder and harder time finding jobs, the question becomes: is higher ed worth it? A whole new world of startups have launched to create learning alternatives to formal higher ed.
I see you have let your own educational insecurities shine through in your latest rant in which you "bravely" attempted to decipher the "sad-sack story" of a Classical Studies scholar. If only you had taken a philosophy course about the Sophists, you might have been better at debating your point.
Instant analysis of election results from a handful of races in an off year election is not very significant one way or the other. We'd be wise not to buy into the tub-thumping or doomsaying of pundits posing as priestesses