Putting multiculturalism in perspective

Reply Tue 9 Aug, 2005 08:11 pm
I recently picked up The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell and read this...

A spiritual man, he found in the literature of faith those principles common to the human spirit. But they had to be liberated from tribal lien, or the religions of the world would remain -- as in the Middle East and Northern Ireland today -- the source of disdain and aggression. The images of God are many, he said, calling them "the masks of eternity" that both cover and reveal "the Face of Glory." He wanted to know what it means that God assumes such different masks in different cultures, yet how it is that comparable stories can be found in these divergent traditions -- stories of creation, of virgin births, incarnations, death and resurrection, second comings, and judgment days. He liked the insight of the Hindu scripture: "Truth is one; the sages call it by many names."

Kinda thought it applied here.

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Reply Sat 8 Oct, 2005 07:44 am
Cycloptichorn wrote:

Most of what we know about Ancient Greece, was found in Muslim libraries.

This is the first time I hear this. Of course Muslims knew many things about Greece, but they are not the main source.

At first what do you exactly mean ''Muslim'' libraries? Muslim can be Arab, Persian, Turkish or others.
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