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Greek gods vs the Judao Christian GodWhenever we refer to the literature from which the Greek gods come from we refer to it as mythology ie Sophocles Oedipus Rex And yet when we refer to the literature of the Judeo-Christian God the Bible this is not referred to as mythology Both pieces of literature were written around the same time period and yet in modern day we read one book to help teach us daily lessons and we read the other for purposes of pleasure I began to wonder why the stories of the Greek gods that were worshipped by the Greeks of the time came to be known as mythology and not as a religious book like the Bible So I examined what the books were centered around the Greek gods and the Judeo-Christian God and I noticed a definite contrast between the traits of the Greek gods and the traits of the Judeo-Christian God In comparing the Greek gods to the Judeo-Christian God I found many subtle differences but I am only going to concentrate on three major differences the difference between the way they love humans if they are one God or several gods and if they have a singular presence or an omnipresence In Oedipus Rex there are several references about the way that the Greek gods interacted with man and how the gods treated them The god of plague and pyreRaids like detestable lightning through the cityAnd all the house of Kadmos is laid wasteAll emptied and all darkened Death aloneBattens upon the misery of Thebes 64 6 In this quote we see that there is a specific god of plague and pyre that has raided the city This shows that not all gods are of pure motive and that they can be out to hurt humans instead of help them The Greek gods also show little concern with what man has to say The god dismissed my question
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