The Thunder God and Other Gods: A Review of Thor and Examination of Mythology

Thor Kenneth Branaugh’s new screen version of the Marvel Comic character Thor, gave us a chance to talk about how the God of the Bible is profoundly different from the mythological pantheon of gods whether from Norse, Greek, Egyptian or other cultures. There are good things about myth, they inspire us to things like courage and honor and form our consciences around such concepts. As a foundation for ethics, or an explanation of origins, myths come up short.

Additionally, the frequent accusation that Christianity borrows mythic elements from other religions needs an answer. So beginning with a simple presentation of the God of the Bible and of Jesus, Lindsay Brooks and Sam Welbaum compare and contrast the mythical gods from the God who exists… and we talk about the movie a bunch.

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