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Meditation 592
The Origins of Religious Practice

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The thought of the day in my newspaper this morning was:

'There is nothing more innately human than the tendency to transmute what has become customary into what has been divinely ordained." Suzanne Lafollette

Serendipitously, on finishing reading the paper I picked up the collected stories of Kafka which I am currently reading, and happened to open it up at one of his parables:

Leopards in the Temple

Leopards break into the temple and drink to the dregs what is in the sacrificial pitchers; this is repeated over and over again; finally it can be calculated in advance, and it becomes part of the ceremony. Franz Kafka