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Stephen Fry Mythos

#1  Postby Clive Durdle » Nov 14, 2017 10:21 pm

Just got a signed copy :-) Brilliant but has been taken from me to be given back as a xmas prezzie :-)

What I have read so far means things are falling into place, explained very funnily and wittily (something about no real distinctions between gods and things because Capitals hadn't been invented!)

My first impression is that the true gods' time has come, and the wasted millenias with the false book gods is drawing to a close!
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Re: Stephen Fry Mythos

#2  Postby aban57 » Nov 17, 2017 12:38 pm

What's a true god ?
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Re: Stephen Fry Mythos

#3  Postby zulumoose » Nov 17, 2017 12:50 pm

aban57 wrote:What's a true god ?


Obviously, as per theist thinking, something that cannot be falsified is true.
Therefore a true god is defined as immaterial, and makes his presence felt in ways that are comparable to placebo.
Does this make homeopathy god?
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Re: Stephen Fry Mythos

#4  Postby Clive Durdle » Nov 19, 2017 9:38 pm

Another literary reference :-) .Gore Vidal in Julian has the emperor talking of the true (Olympian) gods in contrast to the false Xian god Jesus

Stephen Fry might have written a proper Bible :-)
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Re: Stephen Fry Mythos

#5  Postby electricwhiteboy » Jan 23, 2018 2:43 pm

I've been listening to this in audiobook form, not hugely impressed I'm afraid. The tongue in cheek middleclass Greek Gods of North London tone is just way off. The book itself is probably a better read as having Fry interrupt the flow constantly with the English words that we get from the name of every God and nymph starts to grate.
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Re: Stephen Fry Mythos

#6  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 23, 2018 5:29 pm

i enjoyed it but the modern tone he adopts at time jarred a little too much for me...i could see what he was going for but i'm not convinced he pulled it off...personally, i was wondering if it would work better in audio form...but apparently not..;)
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