“The Revival” / Memorable Fancies #1524

We’ve revived the sacred old tradition, known to the Greeks, the Romans, and many other ancient peoples, of temple prostitutes. You can hear the parishioners at worship now, yelling “O GOD O GOD O GOD.” <END> Click on "Random Post" above - see something new. … [Read more...]

“Face of Stone” / Memorable Fancies #1513

[“At a more remote period, the Greeks worshipped uncarved stones.” – Pausanias] “These raw stones,” I told him, “pulled from the earth or found at the base of a cliff – these are images of the gods.” “But,” he said, “I always thought that the gods looked pretty much like us – don’t they? If they didn’t, how could we worship them?” I stared at him with a face of stone. … [Read more...]

“The Reason” / A Memorable Fancy #339

     Before becoming priests on the ancient Greek island of Samothraki, candidates were required to answer three questions in the public agora. Those who answered all three were admitted; honors and riches followed. The first two questions concerned worship practices, and any well-coached candidate could answer them. The third question, however, was “What is the worst thing you have ever done, the deed that left your soul most naked, that could show you up for the coward and betrayer you are, … [Read more...]