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Fairy-Tale Bible

Fairy-Tale Bible
Catalog # SKU4050
Publisher TGS Publishing
Weight 1.00 lbs
Author Name Laurence Savage, Paul Carus, Hugo Radau, Alice Grenfell, Wilfred H. Schoff, John G. Jackson, John E. McFadyen, John Merlin Powis Smith, Clarence Darrow, M. Milman
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The
Fairy-Tale Bible


by
Laurence Savage, Paul Carus, Hugo Radau, Alice Grenfell,
Wilfred H. Schoff, John G. Jackson, John E. McFadyen,
John Merlin Powis Smith, Clarence Darrow, M. Milman

Before one can begin to explore the Bible vs. Myth, one must define what a myth is, for the purpose of the study. I've seen definitions used that say mythology is fiction, fables, lore, allegory, etc., but the fact we use the coinage, "mythology" tends to make it somewhat different than ordinary fiction and fables. Otherwise, why not call the stories of Venus and Zeus fiction? This collection is a compilation of materials not readily available of serious research into the myths of the Bible and its parallels from other sources.

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Contents:

» The Fairy-Tale Bible
» The Fairy-Tale Element in the Bible
» The Creation Story of Genesis
» Egyptian Mythology and the Bible
» Tammuz, Pan and Christ
» Pagan Origins of the Christ Myth
» Myth and Fiction as Employed in the Bible
» Religion and Mythology in the Old Testament
» Little Blue Book No. 1637
» Noah and His Family

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Excerpt:

From Rib to Woman

They took a simple way to take one of Adam's ribs and cut it out and make it into a woman, Now, is that story a fact or a myth? How many preachers would say it was a myth? None! There are some people who still occupy Christian pulpits who say it is, but they used to send them to the stake for that. If it isn't true then, what is? How much did they know about science in those days, how much did they know about the heavens and the earth? The earth was flat, or did God write that down, or did the old Hebrew write it down because he didn't know any better and nobody else then knew any better?

What was the heavens? The sun was made to light the day and the moon to light the night. The sun was pulled out in the day time and taken in at night and the moon was pulled across after the sun was taken out. I don't know what they did in the dark of the moon. They must have done something.

The stars, all there is about the stars, "the stars he made also." They were just "also." Did the person who wrote that know anything whatever about astronomy? Not a thing. They believed they were just little things up in the heavens, in the firmament, just a little way above the earth, about the size of a diamond in an alderman's shirt stud. They always believed it until astronomers came along and told them something different.

Adam and Eve were put in a garden where everything was lovely and there were no weeds to hoe down. They were allowed to stay there on one condition, and that is that they didn't eat of the tree of knowledge. That has been the condition of the Christian church from then until now. They haven't eaten as yet, as a rule they do not.

They were expelled from the garden, Eve was tempted by the snake who presumably spoke to her in Hebrew. And she fell for it and of course Adam fell for it, and then they were driven out. How many believe that story today?

If the Christian church doesn't believe it why doesn't it say so? You do not find them saying that. If they do not believe it here and there, someone says it. That is, he says it at great danger to his immortal soul, to say nothing of his good standing in his church.

The snake was cursed to go on his belly after that. How he went before, the story doesn't say. And Adam was cursed to work. That is why we have to work. That is, some of us -- not I. And Eve and all of her daughters to the end of time were condemned to bring forth children in pain and agony. Lovely God, isn't it? Lovely?

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Excerpt 2:

I'm going to give it my own definition for the purpose of this chapter. Mythology is a tale, usually a religious tale, most likely fiction, created possibly using ancient historical events, persons and settings for the story background. It would equate to what publishers today call historical romance. "Gone with the Wind" for example is pure fiction utilizing historical events, persons and settings. What sets it apart from my definition of mythology is merely eons of time and the lack of the religious overtones.

That said the Bible is, for the most part, mythology, (i.e. fairy tales, fiction, allegories, parables, folk lore) Parables are fiction stories with hidden meanings, just like Aesop's Fables. Allegories too, are fiction stories with deeper meanings.

One of my favorite quotes concerning mythology and Christianity is from the statesman and lawyer, Clarence Darrow:

I do not believe in God because
I do not believe in Mother Goose.


Jesus himself, while speaking to His followers and disciples, says explicitly that He told them parables, because they would not understand the truth. In other words he told them fiction stories, that masked a hidden meaning. Even more damning is that the disciples and followers didn't even understand the parables.

Matthew 13:34. All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:

From the mouth of the Christian God, He says he would not speak except through parables, (Fables with a hidden moral to the story). I could end this chapter here and now, for my point is proven by the words of Jesus Himself!


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