## This is my God and religion now.

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### This is my God and religion now.

In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a character in a story (god, goddess, spirit, human, or anthropomorphisation), which exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge, and uses it to play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules and conventional behaviour.

Tricksters are archetypal characters who appear in the myths of many different cultures. Lewis Hyde describes the trickster as a "boundary-crosser".[1] The trickster crosses and often breaks both physical and societal rules. Tricksters "...violate principles of social and natural order, playfully disrupting normal life and then re-establishing it on a new basis."[2]

Often, the bending/breaking of rules takes the form of tricks or thievery. Tricksters can be cunning or foolish or both. The trickster openly questions and mocks authority. They are usually male characters, and are fond of breaking rules, boasting, and playing tricks on both humans and gods.

All cultures have tales of the trickster, a crafty creature who uses cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply cause mischief. In some Greek myths Hermes plays the trickster. He is the patron of thieves and the inventor of lying, a gift he passed on to Autolycus, who in turn passed it on to Odysseus.[1] In Slavic folktales, the trickster and the culture hero are often combined.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trickster

"I'm sorry, but the lifestyle you've ordered that you've grown accustomed to is completely out of stock. Have a nice day! "-$$Zero_Sum Evil Neo-Nazi Extraordinaire. Posts: 2876 Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:05 pm Location: U.S.S.A- Newly lead Bolshevik Soviet block. Also known as Weimar America. ### Re: This is my God and religion now. Zero_Sum wrote: In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a character in a story (god, goddess, spirit, human, or anthropomorphisation), which exhibits a great degree of intellect or secret knowledge, and uses it to play tricks or otherwise disobey normal rules and conventional behaviour. Tricksters are archetypal characters who appear in the myths of many different cultures. Lewis Hyde describes the trickster as a "boundary-crosser".[1] The trickster crosses and often breaks both physical and societal rules. Tricksters "...violate principles of social and natural order, playfully disrupting normal life and then re-establishing it on a new basis."[2] Often, the bending/breaking of rules takes the form of tricks or thievery. Tricksters can be cunning or foolish or both. The trickster openly questions and mocks authority. They are usually male characters, and are fond of breaking rules, boasting, and playing tricks on both humans and gods. All cultures have tales of the trickster, a crafty creature who uses cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply cause mischief. In some Greek myths Hermes plays the trickster. He is the patron of thieves and the inventor of lying, a gift he passed on to Autolycus, who in turn passed it on to Odysseus.[1] In Slavic folktales, the trickster and the culture hero are often combined. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trickster Hey, everyone's gotta fill the void with something. To each his (or her) own. Anomaly654 Posts: 146 Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:55 pm ### Re: This is my God and religion now. If it works, it works. "I'm sorry, but the lifestyle you've ordered that you've grown accustomed to is completely out of stock. Have a nice day! "-$$$Zero_Sum Evil Neo-Nazi Extraordinaire. Posts: 2876 Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:05 pm Location: U.S.S.A- Newly lead Bolshevik Soviet block. Also known as Weimar America. ### Re: This is my God and religion now. How did my religious thread get moved to the Sandbox? Discrimination! Probably one of those uppity Christian moderators. "I'm sorry, but the lifestyle you've ordered that you've grown accustomed to is completely out of stock. Have a nice day! "-$

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### Re: This is my God and religion now.

There's always going to be rule makers and breakers.

Both archetypes have a valuable role to play.

While some of us are more inclined to play one than the other, we've all played both of them at some point in our lives.

Abrahamism is fundamentally anti-rulebreaker, and that's one of the reasons why it's a bad religion, it's too imbalanced.

In the pagan cosmos time is cyclical, or at least rhymical, not linearly homogenizing and progressing, and while they may've emphasised some phenomena over others, even the ugliest, strangest and evilest (or most misunderstood) phenomena had their place in it somewhere.

Today we've traded a more anthropomorphic and supernatural cosmos for a more natural one, but we've still got rule makers and breakers, like mainstream media, medicine, politics, science and society, as well as everything that undermines and subverts them.

And sometimes today's alternative becomes tomorrow's mainstream.

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