Christianity and Non-Christian Religions Compared; Containing 800 Library References to Facilitate Further Study

Christianity and Non-Christian Religions Compared; Containing 800 Library References to Facilitate Further Study

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... out and worshiped. Even Li Hung Chang went to a temple into which one had crawled and worshiped it.--E-383. i-196198. 1-173. r-73. A-315. TAOISM. The Chinese superstitions concerning Feng-shi are the strongest and most numerous of all. In fear of this mysterious, yet unknown influence, they have demolished churches, torn up railroad tracks and driven foreigners off the walls of the cities to their homes.--k-60. 1-187-189, 223-239. A-312-314. F-727-9. J-179. K-151, 159, 161. M-106-122. CONFUCIANISM. A merchant, on opening a new store, explodes a quantity of fire-crackers to drive away evil spirits and give "good luck."--C-163. "I will place no value on anything I have or may possess, except In relation to the kingdom of Christ."--David Livingstone. ZOROASTRIANISM. When a person dies, a dog is brought into the room. If it will look into the dead person's face, it is a good omen, and if not, it is a sign of bad luck. The dog accompanies the deceased body to the "tower of silence." A PARSEE on sneezing, snaps his thumb and finger and says, "Go away, devil; go off where you belong." On lighting a lamp or a fire, all the family turn toward it, clasp hands in prayer, and say, "Sahibji," "Salaam," a term of greeting between friends. SHINTOISM. A mirror is often carried in dark woods or places where spirits are feared, as it is believed the mirror will frighten them away. By paying a sen or two, to priests at the shrine, you can draw a lot which gives good or bad luck.--d-61. F-673. J-39. "When MOHAMMED'S parents were married," it is said, that "200 Koreish girls died of broken hearts, and on the night Mohammed was born all the sacred fires of the Parsees went out, all the idols...show more

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