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#1 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

Think about it Zeus and Poseidon were confirmed rapists, Hades was a kidnapper who was willing to let the whole world die so he could get laid, Demeter was willing to kill the world because she couldn't find her kid, Athena turned a woman into one of the most famous and horrible monsters in Mythology in order to punish her for being raped (That's how Medusa came to be), Hera tried to kill babies, Aphrodite was pretty much the biggest slut in the universe and Apollo had a dude skinned for playing a lyre better than him.

#2 Edited by Wolfrazer (7174 posts) - - Show Bio

Well not everything in religion/belief is all sunshine and roses. :P

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#3 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6428 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

Think about it Zeus and Poseidon were confirmed rapists, Hades was a kidnapper who was willing to let the whole world die so he could get laid, Demeter was willing to kill the world because she couldn't find her kid, Athena turned a woman into one of the most famous and horrible monsters in Mythology in order to punish her for being raped (That's how Medusa came to be), Hera tried to kill babies, Aphrodite was pretty much the biggest slut in the universe and Apollo had a dude skinned for playing a lyre better than him.

I get why you bring up the other things, but is this really evil? That seems a bit harsh.

#4 Edited by Squalleon (4640 posts) - - Show Bio

Well you stomp on ants all the time......do you even care?It is the same with Greek gods, we where just inferior to their eyes.
As for the weird elements,well lets say that ancient greeks where disturbing people.

#5 Posted by cattlebattle (12998 posts) - - Show Bio

Back in those days all those activities simply meant you were awesome......just like how drugs in the seventies are now considered bad.

#6 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: Well she did cheat on her husband a lot but really I couldn't really find much on her that wasn't sex related but figured she should be included

#7 Posted by Wolverine08 (43710 posts) - - Show Bio

They were immoral mortals with Demi god like powers who superciliously gave themselves the title of gods.

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#8 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio
#9 Posted by Wolverine08 (43710 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Edited by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: But in the context they were considered gods and were born as such in the stories.

#11 Posted by Wolverine08 (43710 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe:

True. But in actuality, they were too immoral to be truly gods. But I understand that they were born as gods and such in the stories.

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#12 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: Gods was more of a racial description back then so morality really doesn't factor into it.

#13 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29510 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, yeah.

#14 Posted by Akindoodle (1022 posts) - - Show Bio

If you study the religious structure of Greece, it makes sense that they weren't all angels. They were to be APPEASED so shit like that didn't happen to you, a tiny insignificant piece of gum on their sandals. Though I will say they were assholes. And it wasn't just the gods, the heroes too. Achilles was a rapist and possibly child molester, Theseus and his best buddy tried to kidnap a goddess to rape her (they got their asses handed to them, literally. Theseus had no butt by the time he died). Odysseus constantly cheated on his wife who waited faithfully for him for not 1, not 10 but 20 years. TWENTY. Don't even get me started on Heracles. Perseus was really the only one worth anything.

#15 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18405 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty much most gods are evil or quite nasty. Look at the ones people still worship today.

#16 Posted by Gwahlur_Rising (245 posts) - - Show Bio

Good and evil are concepts invented by mortals, in an attempt to understand matters and beings beyond their ability to truly comprehend.

#17 Edited by biggkeem89 (1421 posts) - - Show Bio

You can say that about any "God". The Abrahamic "God"(Jews, Christians, Muslims) ordered mass genocides, murders, human sacrifices, and even punished the faithful for no other reason but to prove a point to its rival. That sounds pretty evil. The Norse gods murdered their own and were known to rape humans. Same goes with Hindu gods, Roman gods, etc

#18 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader: Well Buddha is generally pretty laid back but I don't know if he counts as a god or not

#19 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@biggkeem89: I'd say at least the Abramic God didn't punish people for no reason, but then I remember Job

#20 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18405 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by MightyThor (18 posts) - - Show Bio

Pretty much most gods are evil or quite nasty. Look at the ones people still worship today.

How many times has Thor saved Earth? Show some gratitude.

#22 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18405 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader said:

Pretty much most gods are evil or quite nasty. Look at the ones people still worship today.

How many times has Thor saved Earth? Show some gratitude.

lol

#23 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader: There does seem to be a bit of confusion (at least in the Western world) as to whether or not Buddhism is even a full on religion or just a branch of Hinduism. I was under the impression it was similar to the relationship between Judaism and Christianity.

#24 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18405 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader: There does seem to be a bit of confusion (at least in the Western world) as to whether or not Buddhism is even a full on religion or just a branch of Hinduism. I was under the impression it was similar to the relationship between Judaism and Christianity.

It seems like a religion to me.

#25 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio
#26 Posted by Akindoodle (1022 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Ah but there's the argument that God was testing Job

#27 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@akindoodle: Yea he was testing whether he could ruin his life and have Job still worship him to settle a bet. He killed his family and took everything away from him and would have damned him to hell for all eternity if Job happened to completely justifiably think God was cruel for a second.

#28 Posted by TheMadMarvel (45 posts) - - Show Bio

puny gods

#29 Posted by Gwahlur_Rising (245 posts) - - Show Bio

"That life is chaotic, unjust and apparently blind and without reason or direction, anyone can see..."

-Robert E. Howard, in a letter to H. P. Lovecraft, 1930

#30 Edited by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13417 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: Well she did cheat on her husband a lot but really I couldn't really find much on her that wasn't sex related but figured she should be included

she created Medusa .

#32 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@avenging_x_bolt: Athena created Medusa, it was a punishment she placed on a woman for having the nerve to be raped by Poseidon

#33 Posted by cameron83 (7525 posts) - - Show Bio
#34 Posted by Wolverine08 (43710 posts) - - Show Bio
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#35 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13417 posts) - - Show Bio

@avenging_x_bolt: Athena created Medusa, it was a punishment she placed on a woman for having the nerve to be raped by Poseidon

yeah my bad. i just got done watching Clash of The Titans where they said it was Aphrodite and Medusa was seduced. we just cant seem to get it right these days.

#36 Edited by PrinceIMC (5422 posts) - - Show Bio

The point of the Greek Gods were that they were super-human in every way. Not only were they super-strong and very powerful but they were also super-vindictive, super-petty and super-selfish. Part of it was supposed to show flaws taken to the maximum.

#37 Posted by joewell (6438 posts) - - Show Bio

Hermes never done anything did he?

#38 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13417 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

Think about it Zeus and Poseidon were confirmed rapists, Hades was a kidnapper who was willing to let the whole world die so he could get laid, Demeter was willing to kill the world because she couldn't find her kid, Athena turned a woman into one of the most famous and horrible monsters in Mythology in order to punish her for being raped (That's how Medusa came to be), Hera tried to kill babies, Aphrodite was pretty much the biggest slut in the universe and Apollo had a dude skinned for playing a lyre better than him.

I get why you bring up the other things, but is this really evil? That seems a bit harsh.

she had the absolute most loving, gentle and loyal husband there is and she cheated on him hundreds of times without remorse. that is evil.

#39 Posted by joewell (6438 posts) - - Show Bio
#40 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@joewell said:

Hermes never done anything did he?

He was the God of Theives

#41 Posted by joewell (6438 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Oh, but he never really did anything to bad himself did he?

#42 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13417 posts) - - Show Bio
#43 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@joewell: Hephaestus was probably the least psychotic of the bunch but no he wasn't totally innocent.

#44 Posted by joewell (6438 posts) - - Show Bio

@avenging_x_bolt: She did it so she could cheat, cuz he's always in the forges

#45 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@joewell: Hermes seemed to focus much of his theft and mischief on other gods so I guess he would technically be considered okay by human standards

#46 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (13417 posts) - - Show Bio

@joewell said:

@avenging_x_bolt: She did it so she could cheat, cuz he's always in the forges

she couldnt just stay single?

#47 Posted by ssejllenrad (12847 posts) - - Show Bio

It's not like the theistic Holy Spirit did not rape any virgin, eh? Nyahahahahaha...

#48 Posted by joewell (6438 posts) - - Show Bio
#49 Posted by joshmightbe (24937 posts) - - Show Bio

@joewell: Zeus did force her to marry to avoid the male gods going to war over her. Basically Hephaestus just happened to be there when he made the decree.

#50 Posted by joewell (6438 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe: Though So

( not justifying anything she done btw )