Joseph Campbell said that myths are “losing their aura” because of science and technology. One of the “auras” of myths is that they help teach us life’s journey—awaken in us an awe or even rapture for the experience of being alive. Do you think that myths no longer have that power to teach us? How can myths still be powerful in the wake of our advanced understanding?
God Can Never Die
It’s said that 〖21〗^st century is the century of technology. The development of technology has a significant affect toward the society, and around the world. Several core technologies that widely integrate into our life are digital signal processing, material science and project management. A quite appropriate instance will be the stuff people daily holding in hand, iPhone. Do anyone aware that for each newer generation of iPhone, it is becoming thinner, higher performance and larger production? And a more advanced proved for technology growth is the built of Large Hadron collider in Geneva, Switzerland. The machine that recently determine the existence of the higgs boson, has recreate the scene of when universe first born that ONLY God has done it before. Few people start shouts out, we are God for now.
Obviously, those who have the thought had not watched the interview of Joseph Campbell yet. Let’s start with a simple question, where is the god? A wise man, Joseph Campbell, implicitly told us that God is both nowhere and anywhere. That is, God doesn’t physically exist, but exist in our mind. God is in fact the media, to solve our deep inner problem along our life, to prove our true value of existence. The thought that God has lost his aura is only because we had just implemented one of our former imaginations. Since we are still alive, we still have dreams to fulfill, we still have outer and inner problems to solve, God is there for us. Where is god from? We probably first heard from our parent, in a myth. The more myths we heard, the more we know of God.