ManueL.

ManueL.

Posted on 04/02/2012


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The Golden Bough

The Golden Bough 


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“By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of nature and of human life. Thus defined, religion consists of two elements, a theoretical and a practical, namely, a belief in powers higher than man and an attempt to propitiate or please them. Of the two, belief clearly comes first, since we must believe in the existence of a divine being before we can attempt to please him. But unless the belief leads to a corresponding practice, it is not a religion but merely a theology; in the language of St. James, “faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” In other words, no man is religious who does not govern his conduct in some measure by the fear or love of God. On the other hand, mere practice, divested of all religious belief, is also not religion. Two men may behave in exactly the same way, and yet one of them may be religious and the other not. If the one acts from the love or fear of God, he is religious; if the other acts from the love or fear of man, he is moral or immoral according as his behaviour comports or conflicts with the general good.”

------------------------------------------------ James George FRAZER, The Golden Bough

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Floryneige, Claudine Gaulier-Denis, Anjo, *freedσm.ʈσ.lỉνe ჱ and 14 other people have particularly liked this photo


24 comments - The latest ones
Marieschen
Marieschen
I like this very fine atmosphere, the quiet music fits wonderfully! Thank you, it makes me calmer today.....
2 years ago.
ManueL. has replied to Marieschen
Your comment made my day!
2 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
to discuss about religion means to define religion first, but this is mostly impossible, because everybody defines it in a very personal way...
to discuss about theology might be possible as long as the discussion doesn't include religion...
2 years ago.
ManueL. has replied to .t.a.o.n.
You are smart!
2 years ago.
Le Yin et Le Yang. ABSENTE 陰 陽
Le Yin et Le Yang. A…
Estoy de acuerdo con Robert (. t.a.o.n).
Me gusta la foto por su sencillez y por el mensaje que transmite.
El fondo musical es muy armonioso...
2 years ago.
ManueL. has replied to Le Yin et Le Yang. A…
Muchas gracias Paola!
2 years ago.
Carmen R
Carmen R
estupenda!
2 years ago.
Vilmar Vidor
Vilmar Vidor
Excellent ManueL. !!!
2 years ago.
albertsville
albertsville
I can never hear the music - not on Jacques' either.
2 years ago.
Lory
Lory
pas de musique..
belle image et lumière
2 years ago.
Fr@nk Eiche
Fr@nk Eiche
Klasse !
2 years ago.
Khalil
Khalil
Beau contraste entre cette porte entrouverte qui invite à rentre et ce grillage qui bloque le passage! Excellent rendu et belle lumière!
2 years ago.
Marieschen
Marieschen
....this music is so relaxing these days! I'll come back again and again ...... ;-)
2 years ago.
ManueL. has replied to Marieschen
Thanks Marieschen but what about the pic?
2 years ago.
Marieschen has replied to ManueL.
I have sent you news, thank you Manuel!
2 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Very nice pic !!!
2 years ago.
Miguel
Miguel
Preciosas texturas y juego de luces.
2 years ago.
WOMAN OF JAZZ
WOMAN OF JAZZ
La musica, la foto... me gustan <3
2 years ago.
Toti
Toti
Las ventanas de mi infancia que aún veo, me recuerdan muchas cosas. Bonita composición y luz Manuel
2 years ago.
*freedσm.ʈσ.lỉνe ჱ
*freedσm.ʈσ.lỉνe ჱ
to my cognition James George Frazer diverts from the real issue, because for whom or what it is important whether we are religious or not, if we only ready and willing would be to love one another instead to hating?
but unlike the erotic love requires the highest form of love, namely the comprehensive love of mankind more than just the body, because "man does not live by bread alone ..."
(my perspectives are of course not the measure of all things!!)

an excellent masterpiece with an interesting topic, dear Manuel!
2 years ago.
ManueL. has replied to *freedσm.ʈσ.lỉνe ჱ
But the body and the bread help a lot... ;-)
2 years ago.
*freedσm.ʈσ.lỉνe ჱ has replied to ManueL.
the word "bread" I've used here as a metaphor for the body ...! ;-)
of course we also need physical affection, but what is it worth it if only the erotic love in the "game" ...?
2 years ago.
Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den…
j'aime beaucoup!
2 years ago.
Maidi
Maidi
Bonita música
2 years ago.