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Apathy personified's Avatar Jump to comment 10 by Apathy personified

I think that most of the myths and stories are good for kids as it probably helps them develop their imaginations (as RD said).
The clear differences between say 'Harry Potter', 'His Dark Materials' and the religious books are that
A) Harry Potter and His Dark Materials are better written, and
B) Stories and myths are told to the children as such, stories. Whereas religious books are told as 'the truth' to be accepted no matter what.

You can enjoy reading the myths without believing a word of it and I guess that most kids understand that. It doesn't work that way with the insidious scriptures like the bible.

Richard,
I'd be careful quoting 'DAR', as he has an uncanny ability to float in, like a bad smell, when his name is mentioned.

Mon, 27 Oct 2008 01:27:00 UTC | #258447