[Buddha-l] For the free movement of gods

Richard Breedon rebreedon at ucdavis.edu
Fri Aug 13 15:58:53 MDT 2010

Dear Joanna,

On 13 Aug 2010, at 14:25, JKirkpatrick wrote:
> ...
> As far as I recall, European states do not plonk cross (crucifix)
> statues all over their landscapes, as many a locale here in the
> USA does, and as Southeast Asian states do with Buddha
> images--some gigantic and slathered with shiny gold paint,
> seeable from far afar.

To the contrary, many peaks in the Alps and Jura mountains are topped by crosses. These can also be seen from far away. In France, Italy, and Switzerland at least there are also numerous roadside shrines dedicated to various saints, etc.


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