Re: OT: Socialism (WAS: Re: Saving endangered langs (was Re: Extrapolating languages)
|From:||Adam Walker <carrajena@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 26, 2003, 14:55|
--- "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2003 at 10:48:20PM +0000, Tim May
> To get back on topic: what holidays do your various
> concultures celebrate,
> and how?
Well, the speakers of Carrajena are mostly Christians
of the Donatist persuasion. They celebrate the
standard compliment of Christian hollidays (plus a few
national days). Other speakers of C-a are in
decending population Roman Catholic, Sicilian
Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish, Protestant, Pagan, Atheist.
All keep the usuall compliment of hollidays
appropriate to their faith plus national days.
My Graavgaaln celebrate the days and anniversaries of
the Twelve Rites plus half-birthdays. I'm unsure of
other celebrations involved in their religions. I
know there are a few who follow the old polytheistic
faith of the hero-gods. Others worship the Allstrong.
The Haikarni worship the Great Mother. I'm not sure
what hollidays the observe, but I do know a bit about
their beliefs about the afterlife. Which are quite
unpleasant to me.
> This is a topic I'm trying to devote some attention
> to, especially
> the religious aspects, since the culture I'm dealing
> with was
> separated from the rest of the planet long before
> any of the current
> major religions existed (I know, religion is just
> as taboo as
> politics, but this is speculation, not
> It's hard to imagine what sort of path the older
> religions might have taken if left to grow across a
> planet without
> those major influences. Would some other
> monotheistic, prophet-centric
> religion have cropped up, human nature being what it
> is? Is there a natural
> point of cultural development at which something of
> the sort is practically
> inevitable? Or would we have a planetful of people
> still following the
> nature-religions; global not-so-neo Paganism?
Well, as a Christian, I believe God would have found
some way to reveal himself to them.
Fached il prori ul pañeveju mutu chu djul atexindu.
-- Carrajena proverb