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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali from the Jesus Blog. 
May your lives be filled with wisdom and light!


  1. The fact that a few objects and ideas - relating especially to candles; light - can exist in many cultures, and be read instantly as Religion, suggests that all religions are One.

    Or more academically, that religions developed out of cross-cultural borrowing between different cultures and faiths. Or mythic or belief systems.

    1. Such rituals may also reflect a typical response to facts in the natural world. In the present example: in the winter, the daylight hours are shorter, and the dark nights are longer. The use of candles, fire, partially pushes back the cold and dark.

      This would be one anthropological, materialist/functionalist reading of religion.