Religious structures commonly ascend upward in a pyramid/cone shape, toward a point. This seems to map to a hierarchy of human values, in order to symbolize the supreme value that should guide a person and society (e.g. a supreme all-powerful, life-giving consciousness).Reply
Saw the title and was thinking, "Yes, and?" It's not exactly a crazy surprise.
On the other hand, the article is good as a general introduction, and I hadn't heard of the Great Mosque of Samarra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Mosque_of_Samarra) before. Neat.Reply
Anything notable about this article I'm missing? Just seems pretty tame for being on the front pageReply
Good times ……Reply
Anybody else learn the word via this videogame?Reply
> Most religions have attempted to build their sanctuaries on prominent heights to be visible to all the faithful.
Most? Can we even count religions?Reply