Mythical Thinking


Mythology is the set of stories and legends cultures use to explain the un-explainable (supernatural) and communicate deep truths. Humankind has created myths since the depths of prehistory and predates the conceptions of science or reason. As a window to what a culture/people hold to be most central to who they are and what they believe myths can provide an opportunity to discuss many aspects of cultural development.

The BIG Myth is your link to the creation stories of several cultures around the world. Click on and watch at least four of them. Then read Genesis chapters 1-3 and answer the following questions.


  1. Are the stories in Gen 1-3 mythological? Why/why not?
  2. Why might this comparison of Genesis to other creation myths make Christians uncomfortable?
  3. What makes Christianity special?
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