A Greco-Semitic Apollonian ritual and the heathen assimilation of paleo-Abrahamism | mAnasa-taraMgiNI

Then he looked up at us and said: “I guess you do not follow any of this religion. Indeed, our padre had said how difficult it was to convert Hindus and he was happy to leave India and come over to Botswana. The padre said that he had best success in India with urbanized students of pretavAdin schools or tribals/lower strata of society but even that totally ‘sucked’. The former never came to church again to hear more of the good news; the latter soon placed the preta as one among their many gods with various animal faces. Soon a Hindu priest would come and ask them to remove Jesus and with that all the pretavAda was gone.”

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