When we declare something a myth today, it’s a not-very-kind expression of our deep cynicism (even mockery) about seemingly unfounded beliefs (both religious and non-religious).

Our judgments about myth are a kind of self-securing “firewall” to the apparent ignorance and even backwardness of ancient people.

We protect our intellectual security against such ancient ignorance by believing nothing when it comes to myth.

In this video, Frederick Tamagi challenges the idea that myth is always false and untrue.