We are all fighting the war for the mind of humanity. Analogy, metaphor, simile, and word-picture are its weapons. Find out what you can do to support the use of reason and science and overcome mythology presented as facts.
You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they fight to protect it. — Morpheus, The Matrix
Gods are metaphors transparent to transcendence. And my understanding of the mythological mode is that deities and even people are to be understood in this sense, as metaphors… ― Joseph Campbell