There have been interesting conversations in the blogosphere around the 2012 Olympics premiering Friday, July 27th at 7:30PM PST. Some ask, “should Christians marvel at the athleticism knowing that it has it’s roots in Greek mythology?” Personally, I did not think of the mythology backings until I read blog commentary.
“The idea was that you were training to please Zeus. But part of the festival would be to visit the temple, visit the cult statues, making offerings, celebrating and seeing your family,” said David Gilman Romano, a professor of Greek archaeology at the University of Arizona. The combination of Greek sport and worship led the Roman Emperor Theodosius I, a Christian, to ban the Olympics in 393 A.D
On a lighter the Olympics have paved the way for minorities to represent their country with a special emphasis in women athletes participating. Inquiring minds want to know: What is your take on the Olympics? Will you watch the opening ceremony tonight? Share with us below.