cultivating & crashing

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Tag: religion

Go Tell It on the Mountain

Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live.

She knew that the big house, the house of pride where the white folks lives, would come down: it was written in the Word of God. They, who walked so proudly now, had not fashioned for themselves or their children so sure a foundation as was hers.

Genealogy of Religion

The family tree of gods

Sincretismo religioso en México y Cuba

La historia de Latinoamérica la ha hecho en un híbrido complejo del Viejo y Nuevo Mundo, tomando aspectos de las dos fuentes y creando algo nuevo y distinto a ellas al final del proceso. Las poblaciones de Latinoamérica hoy son mixtas y mezcladas, con grupos de individuos de ascendencia europea, indígena, africana, mestizos de todas las combinaciones posibles, e incluso inmigrantes relativamente recientes de otros países. La sangre fluye y se adapta; de la misma manera, la cultura no se queda atrás. La religión –unas de las instituciones más importantes en al comienzo de esta historia- demuestra claramente este proceso y de paso nos ofrece un analogía de la realidad fusionista de la región, tomando México y Cuba como ejemplos representativos de estas confluencias. Leer más

What’s Cuba got to do with it?

Idea: How about I convert, do a year exchange in Argentina, fall in love, and take it from there?

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Went to a lecture by a Sufi master the other day:

  • I find that lately, religion is the most revolutionary thing available. It is the antidote to, the antithesis of science and rationalism.
  • Whatever and anything you do, see it as an interaction with the Divine.
  • Seclusion in the crowd: heart is with the Divine, external body with people.
  • Everyone is a Divine favor for us, better than us.
  • Our society: Don’t know how to spell name but need to be able to criticize Masters–good for landing shuttles on new lands, but not for understanding the human soul. Keep reading