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    My brother's car, syncretic faith

    Vannakkam: My elder brother was (and still is) a tinkerer. He bought an old Model A car frame, found a Chrysler transmission, and used a 60 era Chevy muscle engine. For a long time he tinkered with it, a prelude to a career in mechanical engineering and owning a machine shop where he favoured custom built construction jobs where he could put his creativity to use.

    I was only 13 or so but watched him work meticulously on the thing for a couple years through high school, and on into first couple years of university. We'd sit in it together and daydream of driving it in a custom auto parade. The thing was a beauty. With that huge engine and lightweight body, we figured it would steal the show, and really hum, in the era of muscle cars.

    Trouble is, he never could configure the thing to make its wheels roll. He shoulda just bought a Chevy ... or a Ford ... or a Chrysler. It would have worked.

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    Re: My brother's car, syncretic faith

    Vannakkam : Nice that you shared some interesting memories of you and your brother. I never had a brother and always wished I had one, being an only child and all. I'm close to my cousins though, but it's not the same as having a 'real' brother.

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    Vannakkam Equinox: Although partly a true story, it was an analogy as to how, if we mix religions, it doesn't work. Not all will agree.

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    Re: My brother's car, syncretic faith

    Actually, some religions are not even real cars. It would be more like putting fake wheels from a toy truck on a real car.

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    Re: My brother's car, syncretic faith

    Quote Originally Posted by Equinox View Post
    Vannakkam : Nice that you shared some interesting memories of you and your brother. I never had a brother and always wished I had one, being an only child and all. I'm close to my cousins though, but it's not the same as having a 'real' brother.
    I'm an only child too.

    Namaste, EasternMind that was a nice way to illustrate the religions of the world...

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    Ah ok. I was trying to figure out the connection between the story and religion. Now I know.

    Icy, our similarities are astounding... haha.

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