humanguy wrote:I have no such case to make. As I said, those gods were the fabrications of relatively primitive cultures and I'm quite sure that everyone agrees with that, including you.
Now, if you think you can make a compelling case for the non-existence of Dionysus then I am more than willing to entertain that. What do you think, would you be able to make a compelling case against the existence of Dionysus?
Well, you're not giving me much to go on here. Tell me about Dionysus. Is he your cable guy? Is he the supreme creator of the universe? Who is Dionysus, and what would it mean for him to "exist"? How would the world, history, and my life be different if Dionysus existed? If I am going to argue against a claim, I need to know what that claim is.
There isn't much to go on except for everything in Greek mythology that mentions Dionysus, all of which is nonsense, of course. Anyway I'm convinced that it is. His father was Zeus, the creator of the universe, and his mother was a mortal woman, the daughter of some king, and Dionysus was the god of wine. It's all there in Greek mythology.
Now surely there's no way you believe in Dionysus, is there? I mean, who could? I certainly don't. And who could believe that Dionysus' father, Zeus, is the king of gods who rules over the universe?
Now as far as I know all that could be absolutely true. But I very much doubt it, in fact I'm quite sure that it's all made up, just a bunch of ancient myths. Wouldn't you agree?