Essay on the Common Features Which Appear in All Forms of Religious Belief

Essay on the Common Features Which Appear in All Forms of Religious Belief

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1895 Excerpt: ... followers of three different Religious conceptions, striving who could make the most noise. The dancing of the Corybantes has, in these last years, been renewed by the Salvation-Army in the streets of London, as it is by the Dervishes in the Mosques of Constantinople. On the paintings on the walls of Egyptian tombs of vast antiquity we find, that the fools of that epoch were doing just the same thing as the fools of this epoch, and as David did before the Ark, rousing the derision of at least one of the spectators. The end is not yet: in The Times of 1894, I read how qthe qanniversary of the execution of the so-called Manchesterqmartyrs was celebrated in several of the principal towns of qIreland. There were processions, speeches, some approach qto Religious ceremonies, and much decoration of Fenian qgraves.q This recalls the processions in honour of the martyrs of Kebela, Hosan, and Hosein, in Mahometan countries, and of Tammuz, in Syria, and of many a Saint in the Church of Rome, notably the body of Xavier at Goa in West India. The counting of beads is a form of Ritual, which the Christian Churches share with the Pagan. The Hindu repeats his qRam Ram, q and the Roman Catholic his qAve Maria, q with equal profit to his Soul. Every Tibetan has his Rosary of 108 beads, that he may keep up the reckoning of his good words, which to him supply the place of good deeds; to this day they place efficacy in vain repetitions. Singularly enough sometimes the followers of one conception in their intense ignorance practise the Ritual-tricks of a totally distinct conception; the lower class Maratha Hindu, who have themselves rebelled against priestly domination very recently, not only respect, but participate in, Mahometan Religious customs in Poona. For instance, the majo...This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.


Title:Essay on the Common Features Which Appear in All Forms of Religious Belief
Author: Robert Needham Cust
Publisher:General Books LLC - 2009-12
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