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Old 06-06-06, 08:58 AM   #1
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Old 06-06-06, 09:25 AM   #2
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If there is any irony in there it is ever elusive. Kind of scary to think that not more then 40-100 years ago these people were offering children sacrifices to these same gods.
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Old 06-06-06, 09:47 AM   #3
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dude, its funny because the hare krishnas are trying to convert little ghanaian children. maybe its funny to me because I once spent 4 months in ghana. neither hare krishnas nor ghanaians ever sacrafices anybody. you are thinking of aztecs et al.
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dude, its funny because the hare krishnas are trying to convert little ghanaian children. maybe its funny to me because I once spent 4 months in ghana. neither hare krishnas nor ghanaians ever sacrafices anybody. you are thinking of aztecs et al.
So you spent time in Ghana and see sarcasm.

Care to "enlighten" us as we can't see the irony?
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Not sarcasm. Its just that one doesn't think of Ghana when one thinks of places that Hare Krishnas prosteletize. Its incredibly ironic to view Ghanaian parents growing crows for the schools prasadam, unknowingly.
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What about the fact that that fairly well written piece was contributed by a 10 year old who is "starting to read stories in English?" That's kind of ironic.
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its not BAD, just a bit odd. One is accustomed to hearing about christian missionary schools, but radical hindu missionary schools?
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Not sarcasm. Its just that one doesn't think of Ghana when one thinks of places that Hare Krishnas prosteletize. Its incredibly ironic to view Ghanaian parents growing crows for the schools prasadam, unknowingly.

Was Ghana crawling with Christian missionaries? It seems everybody and their dog has been on missionary in Africa.

Yes, Ghanian Krishnas does seem a bit weird, like Ghanian Mormons.

Of course, if you get up on Sand Mt. you'll find plenty of snake-handlin', strychnine-swilling Pentecostals.
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when I talk to my red-state distant relatives about how I've been to africa twice, the first question that they ask is invariabily "oh, were you on a mission?" hah!
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dude, its funny because the hare krishnas are trying to convert little ghanaian children. maybe its funny to me because I once spent 4 months in ghana. neither hare krishnas nor ghanaians ever sacrafices anybody. you are thinking of aztecs et al.
Umm actually my statements stands and it actually still does stand to this day.
Up to 40-60 years ago Hindus did offer children/teenager sacrifices and there still are some sects hidden in India that still do this.
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What about the fact that that fairly well written piece was contributed by a 10 year old who is "starting to read stories in English?" That's kind of ironic.
I'd call BS on that one
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