"That part of our task is enormous and will go on (I am tempted to say) world without end. Historical Christianity is like a huge snowball, now visibly melting in the sun of secularity and neopaganism. The original, small ball of snow, as it was pushed by willing hands through the centuries, grew very large indeed; but in addition ..."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.