November 01, 2005

Perhaps we would like to think we live in an Age of Reason, where all our actions are defined by some objective rationality.

And yet yesterday, costumed children were met at a hundred million doors and given candy by total strangers who pretend not to recognise them, and today candles are lit at a hundred million graves.

Two secularised customs, separated by thousands of kilometres and an ocean, linked by a common religious rootstock. And somehow, in this rational-ised world: they still manage to thrive.

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