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Did people in ancient Greece literally believe in their gods?

#11hermanooterPosted 6/28/2011 3:08:58 PM
When Paul and his crew put on their little act in Greece the people there thought they were the gods incarnate. (Before they came to their senses and kicked the crap out of those charlatans that is.)
When you can't explain something you invoke the gods you know and trust.
That's why Mexicans never see the face of Zeus in their tortillas.
"For a hermeneut, you sure take the challah" - Polemos
#12RetrotasticPosted 6/28/2011 3:19:37 PM
It's worth noting that the gods were a relatively minor part of the Greek religion. They were really just to be placated for good luck basically, they tended to believe that the gods were out to get them it wasn't anything like Jesus.