Beefy_artist what becomes of a faith when no one believes in it anymore?
That is a difficult question. Hellenismos is still revered today - not as a faith but a history and system of thought in those ancient times.
I even use some of the mythology in my art - The Phoenix - particularly. For me the better I am as a Muslim - the more decent a person I can become - the better the artist I can evolve to - the more caring of a human towards his fellow man. The stories of Torah/Bible/Quran teach me to be a caring man.
Again I just want to emphasize the need to not disregard religion or these holy books on the basis of their antiquity or non-scientific background.
Perhaps Moses didn't part the Red Sea - maybe something geological happened at that moment to allow the Jewish people to escape. There are some scientific data to indicate that a geological occurrance happened during the time of Moses. But is the story any less relevant today?
The Quran does specifically describe the moment of copulation (when a sperm and egg become fertilized - zygote). It has only been recently that scholars have understand some passages because of the depth of meaning behind certain words.
I find all this incredibly fascinating. Proof of mankind's ability to leap ahead of time in thought and actions - and grasp ideas.
So Hellenismos is dead as a faith, but I hope it is never disregarded or considered irrelevant - especially in the gay community!
BTW - I am not trying to "save" you here.
Just trying to keep everyone's minds open to the possibility of what can be learned even from our "enemies" LOL