Presentation on theme: " Whom do you believe in (parents, the President, clergy, teachers, artists, poets, celebrities, mentors)? What are the sources of authority in modern."— Presentation transcript:
Transmits godlike characteristics to the creatures of the earth (things that will make people “the gods” of the earth) Transmits: knowledge language skills power
the information and inspiration necessary to make life on earth similar to the life of the gods the use of the implements of survival (i.e., fire, food, clothes) a desire/chance to realize the long-held vision of paradise (a Golden Age).
The function of the god-teacher is to be a model for human behavior. People must take the advice of their god- teachers if they are to find happiness.
We can see a god-teacher as anyone who gives us gifts, advice, guidance, etc. to help us through our lives.
A god-teacher gives gifts (tangible or intangible) to people to improve their lives, help them through difficult times, advise them on a course of action, etc. A god-teacher shows us… how we are to behave. what we ought to think of ourselves. what destiny to follow. what traditions to honor. what rituals to enact.
Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and his mother move to NJ Several kids, who all attend the same karate school (the Cobra Kai), bully Daniel and beat him up Daniel decides to learn karate--- but who will teach him? He then meets handyman, Mr. Miyagi, who is a karate master. Mr. Miyagi agrees to help Daniel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFK- GGG8JN0&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFK- GGG8JN0&feature=related
How/why is Mr. Miyagi a God-Teacher? List 3 reasons. God-teachers are often mysterious. How is Mr. Miyagi mysterious?
Why would a society (ancient or modern) need or want a God-Teacher? (2+ reasons) Are God-Teachers necessary to our society today? Why/why not? (2+ reasons) Brainstorm: who are the God-teachers in your life or our culture? (List 5-10)