Nobody really knows how many religions there are on the planet, but whatever the number, there are at least that many theories about why we have religion at all. One idea is that, as humans evolved from small hunter-gatherer tribes into large agrarian cultures, our ancestors needed to encourage cooperation and tolerance among relative strangers. Religion then—along with the belief in a moralizing God—was a cultural adaptation to these challenges. There are many others—or make up your own.
Moore, visit the fictional city of ChandraporeBritish India. Adela is to decide if she wants to marry Mrs. Moore's son, Ronny Heaslop, the city magistrate. Aziz, a young Indian Muslim physician, is dining with two of his Indian friends and conversing about whether it is possible to be a friend of an Englishman.
During the meal, a summons arrives from Major Callendar, Aziz's unpleasant superior at the hospital. Aziz hastens to Callendar's bungalow as ordered but is delayed by a flat tyre and difficulty in finding a tonga and the major has already left in a huff.
Disconsolate, Aziz walks down the road toward the railway station. When he sees his favourite mosque, he enters on impulse.
He sees a strange Englishwoman there and yells at her not to profane this sacred place. Moore, has respect for native customs. This disarms Aziz, and the two chat and part as friends. Moore returns to the British club down the road and relates her experience at the mosque.
Ronny Heaslop, her son, initially thinks she is talking about an Englishman and becomes indignant when he learns the facts. Adela, however, is intrigued.
Bridge-party[ edit ] Because the newcomers had expressed a desire to see Indians, Mr. Turton, the city tax collector, invites numerous Indian gentlemen to a party at his house.
The party turns out to be an awkward business, thanks to the Indians' timidity and the Britons' bigotry, but Adela meets Cyril Fielding, principal of Chandrapore's government-run college for Indians. Fielding invites Adela and Mrs.
Moore to a tea party with him and a Hindu - Brahmin professor named Narayan Godbole. At Adela's request, he extends his invitation to Dr. Fielding's tea party[ edit ] At Fielding's tea party, everyone has a good time conversing about India, and Fielding and Aziz become friends.
Aziz promises to take Mrs. Moore and Adela to see the Marabar Caves, a distant cave complex. Ronny Heaslop arrives, and finding Adela "unaccompanied" with Dr.
Aziz and Professor Godbole, rudely breaks up the party. Aziz mistakenly believes that the women are offended that he has not followed through on his promise and arranges an outing to the caves at great expense to himself.
Fielding and Godbole were supposed to accompany the expedition, but they miss the train. Marabar Caves[ edit ] Aziz and the women explore the caves. In the first cave, Mrs. Moore is overcome with claustrophobia.
But worse than the claustrophobia is the echo. Disturbed by the sound, Mrs. Moore declines to continue exploring. Adela and Aziz, accompanied by a guide, climb to the next caves.IF I can stop one heart from breaking: I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin: 5: Unto his nest again, I .
The basic distinction between establishing independence, which is a prime essential to live out liberty and nationalistic allegiance, risks a fundamental disconnect in the purpose of a consensual union. This essay delves deeply into the origins of the Vietnam War, critiques U.S.
justifications for intervention, examines the brutal conduct of the war, and discusses the antiwar movement, with a separate section on protest songs. Very interesting piece! Religion is always a topic to draw attention and the approach they are taking at Queen’s is quite different view point.
Misc thoughts, memories, proto-essays, musings, etc. And on that dread day, the Ineffable One will summon the artificers and makers of graven images, and He will command them to give life to their creations, and failing, they and their creations will be dedicated to the flames.
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You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes.