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  Posted on Jul.28.2009 @ 07:08PM EDT by chontri

Every created thing is like
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A dewdrop, a flash of lightning.
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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: AZTECS OF MEXIO CITY
vertical line Posted on Dec.31.2007 @ 09:08AM EDT by stephen

At this time of year I always reflect on the religious beliefs of the ancient Aztecs of Mexio city. They were convinced that the fate of world was decided each year right after the winter solstice. If their priest were holy, if they observed quietness, if they reflected properly and if they were lucky the sun would start to return for more minutes each day. This increased daylight was not a given but rather had to be worked for. These people would hide in their houses for five days to make sure the miracle had really taken place. The priest would sound the all clear and share the numbers.

 

Reason for interest:

To face death each year.

Being in the now.

A five day reflection period.

Being so close to the earth and the seasons.

The power of faith.


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vertical line Boredom or suffering? You choose. But yeah that's boring to hear that year in year out sloshing around in your pointy head.
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vertical line At this time of year pointy heads are shrinkwrapped and reflect.
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Dec.31.2007
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vertical line At this time of year I never reflect anything I ain't already reflected so...here are my orders:
Read Crime & Punishment, repent and reflect on your crimes for 7 years, and maybe, just maybe you will be redeemed. But hey, I ain't making any promises. Ok?
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