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Wiley that should be sorry and not spotty

posted by anibanerjee on November 27, 2016 at 12:45 AM | link to this | reply

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posted by anibanerjee on November 27, 2016 at 12:44 AM | link to this | reply

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posted by anibanerjee on November 27, 2016 at 12:44 AM | link to this | reply

Re: Excellent; we may dwell on JUSTICE, not just US, on Thanksgiving. Thanx ABj

i fully concur with all that you observe. In fact, my sharing of these stories are a sort of mental exercise, to test whether I can encapsulate them coherently . And I am glad that these fetch a group of genuinely interested readers. To all I thank on Thanksgiving Day. I love your comments dear UKUSA. 

posted by anibanerjee on November 24, 2016 at 8:14 PM | link to this | reply

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i am so spotty Sir Wiley. I will design something which you'll like. Thanks for your reading still.

posted by anibanerjee on November 24, 2016 at 8:09 PM | link to this | reply

Excellent; we may dwell on JUSTICE, not just US, on Thanksgiving. Thanx ABj

How does Jesus and Dispensation of Grace, fit in? Here are my unbaked ideas:

1. Romans 1-2 credits all civilizations & tribes with general Revelation, mainy that a Good God exists, who created us. So, most of us, - ancient Greece, India, China, Africans - had a sense of the fair, the just, the moral law.

2. That the jury was deadlocked and Athena cast the deciding vote, happens all the time today. Even in US elections, and the Veep has casting vote in the Senate. No that only, the Electoral College is a kind of goddess Athena!

3. Furies may have been the ancient equivalent of anger, rebelliousness, spoilers and spoilsports, who destroy everything when they lose. Athena placated the Furies, and Trumplings' "fury" was placated in the US prez elections, too.  We have to negotiate with winners AND LOSERS in a democracy. This is where many poorer democracies fail: they seem NOT to have much to offer losers,mescept war (with foreign manufactured weapons, of course).

4. Finally, of course, neither Zeus nor Athena call the shots: Jesus and the Trinity do. How you ask? The myths of all civilizations do explain why some find good and others, who may be good, encounter lots of evil. In simple language: good luck & bad luck. The myths explain this by resorting to the dominance of gods & goddesses, who - sadly and happily for Christians - are too human & emotional. We know that all things work for good to those who love God ... according to His purpose, all things redound to God's glory. All "luck: hides God's precision work.

posted by NocrossJustchristmas on November 24, 2016 at 7:45 AM | link to this | reply

anibanerjee

Way above my non-academic head actually!!!!!

posted by WileyJohn on November 23, 2016 at 3:26 PM | link to this | reply

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It is indeed a story of progress in civilisation. That is what I mentioned in my first write that many a Greek tragedies end in an uplifting tone. They teach by taking our imagination by storm. Compelling! Magnetic! with their immediacy of appeal and intrigue. Phew! I found it difficult to contain in terms of brevity. Thank you all, my dearest readers.  A thank you will be redundant .... You can tell me what a bit more query is there in your mind, and that too, in case we can together, should be healthy for all and sundry. All of your enjoyments are mine too.

posted by anibanerjee on November 22, 2016 at 9:05 PM | link to this | reply

Re: Thanx, Shobs, my Dost

I too have enjoyed doing the story in trying to keep it short and clear as much as you have enjoyed reading. 

posted by anibanerjee on November 22, 2016 at 8:52 PM | link to this | reply

Aba

I see it as a story of progress in civilization's story. Will have to think a bit more but enjoyed the entire series so much. Our definition of justice is as fluid as it was then. Well done, Aba, well done. 

posted by RPresta on November 22, 2016 at 8:45 PM | link to this | reply

What I find interesting is how they fight over establishing their own rules. The old and new rules are of a contradicting nature and in the end Furies is appeased by being given the reward of overseeing the prosperity of the country by Apollo.

posted by shobana on November 22, 2016 at 8:26 PM | link to this | reply

Re: I loved your expression .... How old everything new is ....

posted by anibanerjee on November 22, 2016 at 8:16 PM | link to this | reply

Dera Kabu

i most graciously accept your congratulations. The series required some focused understanding and I am glad that all of you dear readers have enjoyed my contribution. I really don't know from where that "an eye for an eye" came from. Probably, it is from the Greeks it came when the Bible was written. 

posted by anibanerjee on November 22, 2016 at 8:14 PM | link to this | reply

A most interesting synopsis of 3 very complicated plays. I Congratulate you.

I am most impressed by how old everything new is. How each generation believes they have been enlightened beyond their older generations undderstandind. "An eye for an ey and a toth for a tooth." Did that come from the tribe of Abraham to the Greeks or from the Greeks to those that wrote the bible. Much to think about and enjoy.

posted by Kabu on November 22, 2016 at 8:31 AM | link to this | reply

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