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'Worlds of Difference': Resurgence of Greek Paganism

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'Worlds of Difference': Resurgence of Greek Paganism

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Tryphon Olympios, who legally changed his last name from Kostopoulos, officiates a "multiple baptism" on Mount Olympus. Courtesy Jon Miller/Worlds of Difference hide caption

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As part of the Worlds of Difference series, Jon Miller reports on a resurgence of interest among Greeks in their pre-Christian roots. For some, that means taking another look at ancient Greek ideals like reason and democracy. For others it means worshiping the gods of Olympus. Their common adversary: the Greek Orthodox Church.