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  •  I feel someone has to stand up for myths. (4+ / 0-)
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    elwior, Eric Nelson, mamamedusa, Dave925

    I like myths.  They contain a lot of depth, richness, and often wisdom.  They are the carriers of culture and cultural identity.  

    Learning about them and studying them has vastly changed my life for the better, and made my understanding and experience of other cultures vastly more rewarding.  They have made me feel a much, much stronger connection to the rest of humanity.

    The examples given above are not "myths."  They are lies.  They are untruths.  They are deceptions.

    There is a big, big difference.  I hate this misuse of the word "myth" to mean "a lie."

    Otherwise ... the diary is right on.

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