Worldreligions compared (;-)

svagah at svagah at
Thu May 4 06:21:36 UTC 1995

Dear Sir
If you do not intend to offend anybody, why send such nonsens and such
offending and tasteless jokes on a serious network such as this?

I, for one find this distasteful and are seriously considering leaving the
network. If our work as indologists and social scientists are to be kept at
this level then I am not interested.

Elizabeth Hole
Ph.D. Student, Cultural and Religious Anthropology

>Some time ago, I saw this excerpt from some magazine as a copy on a pinwall,
>please enjoy (absolutely NO intend to flame anybody, anything or whatever..):
>Taoism: Shit happens
>Hare Krishna: Shit happens Rama Rama ding ding.
>Hinduism: This shit happened before.
>Islam: If shit happens, take a hostage.
>Zen: What is the sound of shit happening?
>Buddhism: When shit happens, is it really shit?
>Confucianism: Confucius says: "Shit".
>Protestantism: Shit won't happen, if I work harder.
>Catholicism: If shit happens, I deserve it.
>Judaism: Why does this shit always happen to me?
>Rastafarianism: Let's smoke this shit.
>Thank you,
>Yours, Johannes


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> > 1. In Orissa, the main structure of a temple, as well as its inner
> > sanctuary, is usually called "deul". This does not appear to be a sanskrit
> > word, although it could plausibly be derived from the root dIv/dev.
> > What is the accepted etymology of this term?
> Interestingly, "deuL" is also the Marathi
> word for temple.  I would guess that it is
> indeed from Sanskrit.
	I'm going to make some wild connections. Please bear with me :)
my contention: 'deul' is very likely a derivation from root 'dev'.

here's why:
	In telugu, a temple is called 'devAlayam' (deva+Alayam) abode of gods.
The other corrupt (if I may) and/or shortened forms are:
	dEvalam, dEvaLi etc. Of these dEvalam is quite popular in areas 
boardering tamilNadu, and probably is used by tamils as well.
	'duel' looks like another such derivation related to 'dev'.
Comments are welcome.


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