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A Medium Large comic that mentions Jainism? I like it.
Reader Joe offers the following challenge to go with it:
Identify each of the religions the panels allude to without using Wikipedia!
(Thanks to Joe for the link!)
What is that thing singing about Moses? A whoopee cushion?
I know what religion it’s missing.
I am deeply offended, and hurt.
Linus is a Christian!
The candles one I can’t place, but the others:
Nguzo Saba — Sikhism?
4 Noble Truths, 8-fold Path – Buddhism
5 Pillars – Islam
5 Books of Moses – Judaism
Oneness of the Universe — Taoism?
Free those who trust in him – Xianity
Break out of the cycle of rebirth – Hinduism?
Nguzo Saba sounds more African than Indic — I’d guess one of the Afro-Carribean syncretic religions.
Oneness could be any pantheistic religion — or even Kabbalistic Judaism; the image of a broken God and the healing process that all of us needs to engage in.
Cycle of rebirth is surely Buddhism — while the Hindus believe in reincarnation, the emphasis on achieving Nirvana is more of a Buddhist trait. I think.
(Not using Wikipedia / Google is a hard challenge :P)
I thought the candles were a reference to the menorah, until it mentioned Moses. So I’m stumped.
Unless of course it’s referring to the One True Faith, Frodology. I mean, candles don’t have a place in our religion yet, but they could do, maybe at some point in the future.
@Rat Bastard: I think it’s supposed to be a lemon.
Well, maybe the candles are not referring to a “religion” so much as a “holiday. So maybe that’s Kwanzaa.
Could the candles be Wicca or something like it? It could just be a general thing common to all religions though, all the other panels are much more specific, and candles are practically a universal in religious worship.
I’m pretty sure Sikhs have 7 principles to follow (although a reference to a dagger would have made it easier), so I’m guessing 3rd panel is indeed Sikhism.
Perhaps acknowledging the oneness is pantheism.
(The zombie made me think it was Christianity, but then I realized that the characters don’t have anything to do with what they’re saying.)
7 principles is Unitarian Universalist.