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Apr. 16th, 2007 @ 11:30 am (no subject)
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There are Hare Krishna monks on campus today. Unfortunately not in robes, just in street clothes. They're asking for donations and handing out nifty pamphlets on Yoga as it 'should' be practiced, as opposed to the yuppie version. Perfect for finals, ne? I gave the one who stopped me $5 cause I was feeling generous and that happened to be all I had on me, so now I also have a nifty copy of the Bhagavad-gita. Translated, of course. It will look loverly next to my copy of the Mahabharata. It has the text itself followed by a break down and analysis of its meaning for the lay-folk.

Why don't the Christian folks hand out stuff that cool?
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From:kuchenhexe
Date:April 16th, 2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
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Why don't the Christian folks hand out stuff that cool?

Not that I think highly of any organized religion that goes around making noise and getting money, be it catholic nuns or hare krishna monks or whatever... but hey. You asked. The answer? What do you mean by 'that cool'? Translated foreign text? Well, there's the bible. Something that's not christian? Kinda defeats the purpose there, eh? Something that is of interest to you? Well, that's why you're the one getting that and not the other person, who might be more into something else. It's entirely subjective and not entirely a fair assessment. ::shrug:: You asked.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 16th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
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Actually, being the literary geek that I am, 'that cool' means the annotated text. Although, annotated isn't the right word, but I have class in five minutes so my brain refuses to think of a better one right now. I would be thrilled to receive, just to keep it roughly equivalent, say a breakdown of the books of Luke and Acts. Cause, I could just read something on my own (and I have, both the Bhagavad-gita AND the Christian Bible, for the record) but it's more interesting to see what I'm 'supposed' to be getting from the text. At least, it is to me. Individual results may vary.

Now, I will say maybe it's just in our area, but I've never seen other than a full Bible or the New Testament being handed out. It would probably be like handing out (for a Lutheran) maybe Luther's Catechism, for a very rough and probably inaccurate example. I'm not sure what might be similarly available in other faiths or such, but you probably get the picture.
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From:kilwala
Date:April 16th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
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Whoa. Why have I not noticed this? Note to self: take $5 with me and walk through Union plaza on way to Philosophy.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 16th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
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They were wandering around, I think. I saw one down on the corner at 16th, too.
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From:youko_astarael
Date:April 16th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
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I got one of those last year. XD; I liked that chick, she was nice. Offered me a cookie, too. :D
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 16th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
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This guy was kinda cool. I was in a hurry to get stuff done today or I would have liked to stay and talk to him. There were no cookies, though.
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From:andmydog
Date:April 16th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Why don't the Christian folks hand out stuff that cool?

If they handed out annotated copies of, say, the Apocrypha? Or even direct translations of the New Testament from the Greek, man that would be excellent. ...Especially if they included the Greek text on one page and the translation on the opposite page. That'd be pretty.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:April 16th, 2007 10:17 pm (UTC)
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*_* Oh, that would be LOVE. *tries not to drool* I had a book that layed out the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke next to the Gospel of Thomas (the nativity gospel, not the quotes one). Four in a row, like that. It was love, but it was also expensive and therefore I had to sell it back.

Which reminds me of a fun story. My teacher for Early Christianity is one of THE scholars on Gnosticism in the WORLD. He forgot his text of the Gospel of Thomas (the quotes one not the nativity one) on the day he was going to teach it, so he just goes "Eh, I remember it well enough." He should, since he's the guy who originally translated it.