Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Explaining it to the Children

I hope that the substantive posts don't seem to be coming too few and far between lately. Things have been a bit busy at work this week, and I've also been trying to get some solid writing done on the Elementary Humanities Program. (shameless google plug)

One of the challenges in writing up versions of pagan myths for children is that every so often they include elements which aren't exactly what we would consider child-friendly in modern Christian society. For instance, I'd remembered that Helen of Troy was a daughter of Zeus, but I'd forgotten that the way that Zeus got to her mother might explain why she seemed a little flighty, if not feather-brained.

Oh well, one does the best that one can...

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