Among the most persuasive expositors of Christianity in the 20th century was C.S. Lewis. Being among the most persuasive expositors of the Bible in the 21st century is Jordan Peterson. Lewis was a books professor who explained Christianity to secular audiences, today seeks to describe the Bible while Peterson is a professor of psychology who, the stories of Genesis especially, with techniques that resonate with secular audiences. Both Peterson and Lewis appreciate the billed power of myth. But what’s “myth” exactly?
It’s an ambiguous term sometimes used to mean an enjoyable but silly tale naive people composed to describe what they did not understand. We’re able to refer to this misconception as narrative theoretical ignorance. Myth, in this sense of the word, is of its very nature opposed to facts, technology, and truth. But the term is also used to describe a narrative, poetic embodiment of deep insight for individual living.
We could call this myth as narrative useful wisdom. Myth in this sense goes beyond the verifiable empirically, but is not against the known facts found by technology. Myth as narrative practical wisdom embodies what is important to us, and what’s important for us goes beyond what can be empirically verifiable. As Peterson puts it, “In the mythological world, what matters is what’s important.
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- Wear sunscreen throughout the day. Retinoid lotions make your skin layer extremely susceptible to sun harm
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- Distribute colors evenly
The world is manufactured out of what counts, …