Greek mythology’s bureaucratic structure makes it hard to get divine help.
February 5, 2010 5 Comments
Greek mythology is very bureaucratic: Ares the god of war, Athena the goddess of wisdom, Aphrodite the goddess of love. Greek mythology’s bureaucratic structure makes it hard to get divine help. Every god has a specific job title and they only do work within their job title, whether it is love, war, wisdom, ect.
You could drive 45 minutes to the temple of Aphrodite for a love problem, get there, and then find out that:
1. Your problem is a wisdom problem and not a love problem.
2. You are at the wrong temple.
3. The right temple is 60 miles away and closes in 45 minutes.
Or if you ask a Greek god for help: you can get lost in a loop, where that god tells you that “it is not his department”. He then would transfer you to another god, the new god refers you to a different god, and that god recommends you talk to the first god you talked to.
That’s why I like Christianity, convenience. No matter what your problem is, you always go to the same person for help and praise; not to mention all the accessible locations across the world.
It’s tough running a nation when you worship a lot of gods. Greek Mythology has about thirty major gods. If your nation follows Greek Mythology, you are looking at thirty days off a year for religious holidays minimum.
Historians believed that the Roman Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity in 337 AD to cut down the Roman religious holidays from thirty to two.