Thursday, February 2, 2012
So after reading Weston's reference to Ridgeway's idea that religions began as ancestor worship, I would have to say that I and not sure if I agree with Ridgeway. I wanted tO share a personal anecdote. My dad is te religious one of my immediate family. He always prays briefly to his small mantle set up with pictures and wood figurines of te various gods of Buddhism. However on the adjacent wall is a picture of my deceased grandfather. My dad doesn't pray to him, but he always pays his respects after he prays. I don't think it is ancestor worship, but simply reverence like the idea of someone visiting a grave.