Friday, November 17, 2006

I Like It

From Belle:
Singapore has what is actually a rather charming zoning/religious harmony measure which ensures that in a given neighborhood all of the places of worship will be put side by side; there is an Indian temple, two Chinese temples and a Protestant church all next to each other up the road from us. I often walk between another Indian temple and a big Catholic church, and sometimes there are having ceremonies at the same time. I tend to feel the worshippers at the temple are getting the best of it, since the music is louder and more thrilling, shirtless men are blowing on conch shells with silver mouthpieces, and vast clouds of incense are pouring out. On the other hand, transubstantiation.

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