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  •  I'm Not Sure There WAS Such a Thing As "Religion" (10+ / 0-)

    until we had the level of development to produce other schemes of thought. I think it was all kind of a mishmash of wisdom, superstition and ritual, except for people's family and livelihood knowledge.

    Talk to Native Americans about the subject and you get the concept that for them, at least historically, there's only one integrated body of wisdom with little or nothing detached from it.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 11:07:59 AM PST

    •  Animism? (3+ / 0-)
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      G2geek, neroden, jlb1972

      Imbuing spirit into everything that you see or interact with around may be a common core to many Native American belief systems.

      But look at the Tao, from its animistic roots, it became an extremely complicated belief system incorporating many laws and ways a person was to behave.

      It seems to me that part of religion has to be the embellishment of a set of beliefs as time goes on.

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