Sunday, January 18, 2009
BIPL Review of Books
With clearly illustrated flow charts representing the progress (or not) of the soul in 91 world religions, this book brings home a certain point to me. My life would be a lot more interesting and full of possibility if I believed in something invisible. (Though, atheism is included, along with satanism.) I don't get to propitiate my ancestors with food and hell money like Confucians, or wear a cool sword and change my name like the Sikhs. I won't undergo spiritual possession, either. No killer jewelry, no confession. Just modern love.
The trouble is, all the really cool religions don't go recruiting door to door. Dear Voudou, Shinto, Santeria and Sufism, please send missionaries to Edgewood (near Target).