Please, let me explain something that should not need to be explained but, sadly, does. If you have to read ANY of the ancient myths literally, then you become a dogmatist and the parts you believe must be read literally become something necessary to your religion. In such an event, a holy book which contains at least the literally-read myths would need to be created and a college of priests would have to be ordained who could interpret it (because it still could not be read literally). In such an event, we would have made ourselves into virtual monotheists by default because what we would believe in would not be our multiple deities, but our precious holy book. THIS is why we don’t go there.
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A Platonic, Stoic and Existential philosopher and scholar of religious history with several degrees. Author of "Apocalypse and Armageddon, The Secret Origins of Christianity: The First Shall be Last and the Last Shall be First" and "Killing Roma, the Destruction of the Works of Femaleness and the Second Coming that Never Was: A Sequel to Apocalypse and Armageddon". View more posts