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    Quote Originally Posted by Isk Stark View Post
    We already have modern mythologies in the form of superheroes and transformers. The Star Wars mythos seems to be really popular right now. Jedism is a religion built around that. Comic book superheroes: the gods of modern mythology | Books | The Guardian Modern Mythology: What Superheroes Can Show Us About Humanity | Owlcation My personal favorite has always been The Punisher.
    We all know these are 'as if ', we don't live them, we are left hanging in the quotidian. We need to live our mythology in our daily lives. Our avatars here are a step in that direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    We all know these are 'as if ', we don't live them, we are left hanging in the quotidian. We need to live our mythology in our daily lives. Our avatars here are a step in that direction.
    You don't live them. The one's who do, do.

    Godspeed on your journey to find meaning in your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isk Stark View Post
    You don't live them. The one's who do, do. Godspeed on your journey to find meaning in your life.
    I am lucky to live in a a time of hiatus in meaning, Throughput history we have taken meaning for granted, by contrast I am blessed not to take meaning for granted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    I am lucky to live in a a time of hiatus in meaning, Throughput history we have taken meaning for granted, by contrast I am blessed not to take meaning for granted.
    You say that.. Please share with us your own life philosophies and meanings you've discovered so far to be better than one's we take for granted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isk Stark View Post
    You say that.. Please share with us your own life philosophies and meanings you've discovered so far to be better than one's we take for granted.
    My point is that I don't know any better than the ones we have traditionally taken for granted. I am saying that in the light of recent discoveries such as the accelerating expansion of time and space, and quantum mechanics, and general relativity, and natural selection, our traditional meanings are becoming less believable, and we will be looking towards creating new mythologies, that encompass our new discoveries, and so are believable. Also we will look for mythologies we can live in our daily lives. Joseph Campbell has done some work in this area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    My point is that I don't know any better than the ones we have traditionally taken for granted. I am saying that in the light of recent discoveries such as the accelerating expansion of time and space, and quantum mechanics, and general relativity, and natural selection, our traditional meanings are becoming less believable, and we will be looking towards creating new mythologies, that encompass our new discoveries, and so are believable. Also we will look for mythologies we can live in our daily lives. Joseph Campbell has done some work in this area.
    When these new meanings are revealed to you or anyone else, I'm sure we'll see its prophet /s; even if their efforts favor iconoclasm than the creation of new icons.

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    I'm still trying to figure out why the accelerating expansion of time and space necessitates any meaning, or causes problems for anyone's existing meaning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ojian View Post
    I'm still trying to figure out why the accelerating expansion of time and space necessitates any meaning, or causes problems for anyone's existing meaning.
    Our existing meanings are less and less bslieveable. as we see with the increasing number of non religious.

    And all meaning is determined by context. And our biggest context is the universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mole View Post
    Our existing meanings are less and less bslieveable. as we see with the increasing number of non religious.

    And all meaning is determined by context. And our biggest context is the universe.
    Biggest =/= Relevance, unless you’re talking about the porn industry.

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