The Halo Forum > Off-topic > Debate Forum > Religion Debate
Reply
 
Display Modes Thread Tools
i'm around
Vrbas's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Memphis
Posts: 1,548
Subtract from Vrbas's ReputationAdd to Vrbas's Reputation Vrbas is a novice
Send a message via AIM to Vrbas
#1
05-15-2010
Default Does anyone still worship/believe in the Greek gods?

Really just wondering. I came across a book not long ago (i forgot the name of it). It was a fiction of what life would be like today if the Greek gods still existed in modern times. Anyways, just wondering if this is an example of a completely "dead" "religion".
NG
Level 11
NG's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 71
Subtract from NG's ReputationAdd to NG's Reputation NG is a novice
Send a message via AIM to NG
#2
05-15-2010
Default

probably not, but there's a lot of things we don't do that the Greeks did. And with good reason.
OLD BLUE
Vagrant's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Smells like death
Posts: 5,177
Subtract from Vagrant's ReputationAdd to Vagrant's Reputation Vagrant finally popped his Bubble Shield Vagrant finally popped his Bubble Shield Vagrant finally popped his Bubble Shield Vagrant finally popped his Bubble Shield
Send a message via AIM to Vagrant
#3
05-15-2010
Default

The Greeks used to let people like me have a harem of young males in exchange for my teachings. Today, this is frowned upon. You make the call.
Premium H3F Subscriber
Crest's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: In my Batcave...
Posts: 38,210
Subtract from Crest's ReputationAdd to Crest's Reputation Crest is osageballin' Crest is osageballin' Crest is osageballin' Crest is osageballin' Crest is osageballin' Crest is osageballin' Crest is osageballin'
Send a message via AIM to Crest Send a message via Skype™ to Crest
#4
05-15-2010
Default

Some people still wrestle naked.

See: EvilLilElmo

Godzilla vs. MLK
muRda's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 9,721
Subtract from muRda's ReputationAdd to muRda's Reputation muRda IS OVER 9000 muRda IS OVER 9000 muRda IS OVER 9000 muRda IS OVER 9000 muRda IS OVER 9000 muRda IS OVER 9000 muRda IS OVER 9000 muRda IS OVER 9000 muRda IS OVER 9000 muRda IS OVER 9000 muRda IS OVER 9000
#5
05-15-2010
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant View Post
The Greeks used to let people like me have a harem of young males in exchange for my teachings. Today, this is frowned upon. You make the call.
... thumbs down.
Level 43
gotzeus's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Earth
Posts: 5,128
Subtract from gotzeus's ReputationAdd to gotzeus's Reputation gotzeus taps Cortana gotzeus taps Cortana gotzeus taps Cortana gotzeus taps Cortana gotzeus taps Cortana
Send a message via AIM to gotzeus
#6
05-16-2010
Default

zeus4thewin
mooooOOOOOOOOO
ThanatoZ's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,450
Subtract from ThanatoZ's ReputationAdd to ThanatoZ's Reputation ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000
Send a message via AIM to ThanatoZ
#7
05-16-2010
Default

Please don't tell me OP was referring to the Percy Jackson series...
THF Montage Contest '14
slater ohm's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: day care
Posts: 19,533
Subtract from slater ohm's ReputationAdd to slater ohm's Reputation slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000 slater ohm IS OVER 9000
Send a message via AIM to slater ohm
#8
05-16-2010
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by muRda View Post
... thumbs down.
that's roman.

I'd love for the greek gods to be real, they had flaws and twists among themselves and used men for their own good. they were more landlords then gods in the perspective of today's 'alknowing, always right' kinda gods.
I'd chill with Bacchus, he likes the drinks.
OLD BLUE
Vagrant's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Smells like death
Posts: 5,177
Subtract from Vagrant's ReputationAdd to Vagrant's Reputation Vagrant finally popped his Bubble Shield Vagrant finally popped his Bubble Shield Vagrant finally popped his Bubble Shield Vagrant finally popped his Bubble Shield
Send a message via AIM to Vagrant
#9
05-16-2010
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by slater ohm View Post
that's roman.

I'd love for the greek gods to be real, they had flaws and twists among themselves and used men for their own good. they were more landlords then gods in the perspective of today's 'alknowing, always right' kinda gods.
I'd chill with Bacchus, he likes the drinks.
What you're referring to are the Roman warriors that had male relationships with other warriors in order to more effectively defend them on the battle field. That was a Roman strategy. They weren't even allowed to see the faces of their wives due to fear that female beauty would reduce their virility on the battlefield and result in more defections and less overall motivation to defend their country.

The great teachers of ancient Greece often exchanged their teaching for the adoration and sexual fornication with those students and the most dedicated, usually aristocratic young men with the means, would travel with those teachers. Socrates was actually charged with corrupting the minds of the youth, as his criticism of the societal structure of Athens often reached the ears of the movers and shakers of the day. Plato, however, was openly homosexual in practice where as with Socrates it seemed to be more of a surrender to his power and knowledge. The practice of what would now be deemed inappropriate relationships with male teenagers was considered normal in the time of Socrates and Plato and was not just a practice in sexual gratification, but rather as a sign of respect.
mooooOOOOOOOOO
ThanatoZ's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 2,450
Subtract from ThanatoZ's ReputationAdd to ThanatoZ's Reputation ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000 ThanatoZ IS OVER 9000
Send a message via AIM to ThanatoZ
#10
05-16-2010
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vagrant View Post
What you're referring to are the Roman warriors that had male relationships with other warriors in order to more effectively defend them on the battle field. That was a Roman strategy. They weren't even allowed to see the faces of their wives due to fear that female beauty would reduce their virility on the battlefield and result in more defections and less overall motivation to defend their country.

The great teachers of ancient Greece often exchanged their teaching for the adoration and sexual fornication with those students and the most dedicated, usually aristocratic young men with the means, would travel with those teachers. Socrates was actually charged with corrupting the minds of the youth, as his criticism of the societal structure of Athens often reached the ears of the movers and shakers of the day. Plato, however, was openly homosexual in practice where as with Socrates it seemed to be more of a surrender to his power and knowledge. The practice of what would now be deemed inappropriate relationships with male teenagers was considered normal in the time of Socrates and Plato and was not just a practice in sexual gratification, but rather as a sign of respect.
Oh my. Schooled.
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On