Sponsored by the Japanese Buddhist Temple, they will gather in Balboa Park this Friday to celebrate the “spirits of their ancestors.” They compare their festival with the Catholic Dia de los Muertos festival on All Saints Day. Though different in practice and traditions, each celebrates their ancestors.
Of course, they will sell food and drink; have Bon Odori—Bon dance—like the country line dancing but done in a large circle with repetitive movements (based on a Buddhist tradition I won’t bother to divulge); and the chance to shop for Japanese art and clothing at the Resale Store. Proceeds benefit the Buddhist Temple scholarship fund. San Diego U-T, 8/2/18
Good old tolerant America; welcome everyone, of every religious or atheistic persuasion; parade your religion or lack thereof in public; use the Speckles Organ Pavilion grounds to celebrate your beliefs. Welcome everyone...except God in Christ! Pray to dead ancestors, who can’t help you, but not to the Living God, who can. Keep prayers to God in Christ private, in church services and Bible studies, but publicly appeal to the dead!
Meanwhile...as we dig our national depravity deeper, God’s Unilateral Rule of History through Jesus Christ warns of his judgment to come on our society. God cannot be mocked, Galatians 4:7 says, and history proves. Not...won’t be mocked or shouldn’t be mocked...but CANNOT be mocked...as in, is impossible to be mocked. Since He is alone Sovereign of ALL, any person or society holding him in contempt will be held in contempt by him: inevitably, certainly, unavoidably.