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Philosophy - Moral Conscienceness 8/28 Film Keep an eye out...

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Moral Conscienceness 8/28 Film: Keep an eye out for themes and ideas that will come up later in the class. Sacrifice- the sacrifice of cows, when the boys are initiated and how you can frame that as a sacrifice, relationship the Nuer have with their cows Use of the right hand over the left hand which sacrificial rights Powdered faces, With song, a man remembers his friends and the beauty of his cattle. A morning begins with the clean ashes of a dungfire. Village of ching goch Malwal says “they always have had cows ever since god gave them to the people. They are passed from father to son, father to son.” “Cows give them everything, they are everything to them.” They ask for a grain of good crop. A nuer doesn’t kill his animal without reason. He must sacrifice it to god. When a boy is old enough, he must be marked with gar on his forehead. Without them, a man is considered a child. Needs them to marry and go to battle. From the time he can walk, a boy cares for the family cattle. He gathers fresh cow dung for evening fires. He looks out for the calves and goats and takes them to pasture. When he receives his marks of Gar, his father gives him an ox. When its time to get married, a groomscow must give about 25 cattle to the newly married.
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Lineage, Clans. The rainy season floods ching goch. People move to higher ground. An old man wants to divorce his younger wife because she has not brought him a younger child. Wants some of his cows returned. Pieces of straw represent the animals. A dissatisfied person might go take the cows in the night, feeling that they are his. In the heat of midafternoon, a man asks his friend to drink kong, a kind of beer his wife has made from grain A man drinks only with men of his own age group. These are called lijong and are heads of households. Cutting the skin to make tribal markings. Wear a lot of jewelry, smoke pipe cigars, make clay moldings. Boys with cattle, women with food. The food is made by smashing corn and grains. Son of the forest, black and white faced bull. Sing about the bulls A boy promises God to sacrifice a fine ox as soon as he can
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Goats sacrificed to rid of a bad spirited ghost It is common for a woman to be married to a ghost and bear children in his name Formerly ask God to accept sacrifices of cows. Head is put into ghost house and meat is divided. Smallpox kills many children. People gather by the river for a ceremony by shouting out names (Corian) of clans. Precious bullets are shot as a sacrifice to ask God to relieve people of smallpox. 3 goats are sacrificed for mother of God who lives in the river. Young children form moldings of their cows
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