on religion

or myth making. I think Odera Oruka is right when he writes
religion generally is an offshoot of mythology. Even though some forms of religion shift to philosophy or sociology in order to avoid mythology, but much of the religious appeal to believers remains mythological
He writes, regarding Christianity
in Christianity, the myth has been the recitation of the ‘son of man’ (who is god, too) who is born without biological conception and who later is killed and buried and on the third day rose again and flew to heaven to sit on the side of his father.
And yours truly nods in agreement.

About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

15 thoughts on “on religion

  1. renudepride says:

    Mythology is a belief system so it makes complete sense for the present belief communities to be the product of humanity’s need to explain that which cannot be understood or proved. Naked hugs!

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  2. maryplumbago says:

    If you look at all religious history over millennia, it is so obvious to anyone with half a brain, that it’s pure mythology.

    I’m beyond trying to figure out why today in the 21st century in modern western societies, we still have such beliefs and in some cases rabid belief.
    I’ve been wondering if there’s something in the water.

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    • makagutu says:

      Every passing day, I meet otherwise intelligent people who believe an ass talked and snakes walked


    • basenjibrian says:

      People believe in all kinds of nonsense, though. The world is confusing and “threatening”. So, we structure our understanding of the world through various isms, such as “nationalism”, “patriotism”, racism, the “Free Market”, and (sorry, Maka) “the Revolution” and “Socialism”.

      It’s not just religion.

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  3. So hypocritical…..all of them.

    We used to think thunder, lightning, floods, earthquakes, fires, etc., were all gawds of some sort.


  4. shelldigger says:

    Well back when what we call mythology was the going thing, it was religion. It only took a while thereafter for it to become mythology.

    X-ianity is mythology in a few more years.

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  5. Eric Alagan says:

    Religion, no matter what the outer layers – is an instrument, an institution created by man with one hidden agenda – control.


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