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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 10 years ago

If Apollo doesn't exist, how did the Oracle predict Oedipus's fate with such astonishing precision?

The prediction which prophesied he will kill his father and marry his mother caused a complicated chain of events which eventually led to him indeed killing his father and marrying his mother. Since it would take a GOD to predict all this from the beginning, I ask you, if Apollo doesn't exist, how did the Oracle know?

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  • 10 years ago
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    You understand that Oedipus is a myth made famous by Aeschylus and Sophocles?

  • 10 years ago

    Well considering that was a work of fiction and was always considered so i don't see how that matters. Its no different than lord of the rings or dungeons and dragons. Just because something talks about deities in a fictional setting doesn't make it true. Especially when it was suppose to be fiction from the get go.

    Were as the bible is in book form but has always been considered the direct word of God. Never has it been considered anything other than that until more modern times by the atheist haters.

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  • 4 years ago

    the prophecy to lycurgus was that sparta would fail through economic greed, and that the city would prosper as long as it eschewed slavery. in fact sparta was the only important greek state to have an economy founded on enslavement of hellenes (the helots) and fell through military defeat which had nothing to do with financial matters (epaminondas at leuctra). so this prophecy was completely out of whack. as were most of the other 'true' ones. just because you slept through history doesn't prove that there is a god.

  • John
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    10 years ago

    The same way that Captain Ahab was killed by the great white whale. They were both works of fiction.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    She read the script and then spoiled the story for old eddie. As lo she set it in motion as the power of suggestion is strong.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Sophocles is truly an instrument of God.

    All hail Three-Fold Zeus!

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    ***applause***

    If dealing strictly under the implication that all of this is true and there is no other explanation but what you are implying, then there is no doubt that Apollo does indeed exist.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Fiction is always a great predictor. Usually because you know the ending before you start writing.

  • The didn't exist as well.

  • 10 years ago

    "sounds like paganism to me"

    Hellenism ...

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