Sunday, April 28, 2013
the savage beast
Over the past year I have seen quite a few postings on Facebook of a photo by Angela Fisher & Carol Beckwith of a Dinka boy with some cattle in the Sudan.
(Ben has a bit of Ankole-Watusi genetic code in him.) Sucked it up and bought my first coffee table book...and I don't even have a coffee table. The publisher is Rizzoli. I used to stroll through their fancy store in Manhattan every now and then back in my city daze. What I find intriguing about the Dinka is their devotion to their cattle ( they have over 400 words in their vocabulary just to describe their herd). Since Benita led me to Christ - it got me thinking about how this "savage" tribe views religion when not exposed to the teachings of the Bible and if there are factions within the tribe who (without outside influence) do not accept the teachings of their elders...as in America where the church is simply ignored by so many. Our culture and society is so diverse and chaotic that the Word has been put aside as an option but not a truth. Our tribe doesn't know what is true anymore unless they can buy it. (market an iGod, and they will come) Found a good condition second hand book I just ordered that might help me find an answer. 66,90,50,0,T,0