it should be presented as mythology , because that's what it is .
It should be presented on the same level as mythology, but not described as such. Though prosthyletizing for the Norse religion was fun in my Medieval Studies class. :)
I can just see the parent/teacher conferences if you called it all mythology…
“HOW DARE YOU TALK ABOUT SOUTHERN BAPTISTS/ISLAM/etc as a MYTH! You're going to Hell!!!!!!!!!!!!Hell! Devil, Satan-spawn! Agent of the Anti-Christ!”
Thank you. Care to peruse my copy of Anton LeVay's Satanic Bible ? Goodbye tenure.