Originally posted 4.23.2009 at 4:21am
Watch one or all three of the videos. One is an excellent ethnographic short of Cargo cults. The second is on Rastafarianism. The third is a dialogue between a Catholic priest and a Brahmin priest of Hinduism.
Cargo cults are compared to the cult of Jesus in this 6:03" segment:
This features a man from a community of Rastafarians, who have settled in the small southern Ethiopian town of Shashamene (3:01"):
This is a fascinating dialogue between a French Roman Catholic official (it seems) and a Hindu official or Brahmin priest.
POST A COMMENT: Decided to give you a bit more direction for the comment here. PICK ONE QUESTION TO COMMENT ON.
Q#1: After viewing the video on either Cargo Cults, Rastafarianism, or the dialogue between the Catholic Priest and the Brahmin priest, how does the example you chose to watch highlight
- the social constructed nature of religion as well as
- how our view of others is a manifestation of our own grinding and their reaction one cultural constructed by theirs.
Q#2: How has the world capitalist economy of core and periphery stratification of nations perhaps contributed to the spread and formation of religions like Rastafarianism and Cargo cults?