Thursday, August 09, 2007

Nietzsche on myth

Something that Norman Cohn or Thomas Jefferson or even Steve Coleman (see entries below) would recognise is the following quote from Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy:

It is the fate of every myth to creep by degrees into the narrow limits of some alleged historical reality, and to be treated by some later generation as a unique fact with historical claims.

Thus it is that religions are created.

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