The Origins of Religious Practice
To open a discussion on this article, please use the contact page to provide your comments.
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