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It has colorful rituals and a huge variety of gods or subgods from which to choose.

That amorphous quality is one of Hinduism’s chief appeals: it appears as a laid-back faith, especially in relation to a tightly wound one like Judaism.

Each year in southern India, millions of fervent Hindu worshipers endure a dangerous trek up a holy mountain, called Sabarimala, to pay homage to the Hindu god Ayyappa.

When he finally reached the 18 stairs leading to the shrine, he was so exhausted that he dropped the sacred articles he was carrying, and a policeman had to help him.

“If you are the true God,” Aji prayed to Ayyappa, “then why didn’t you give me strength?

The Bible (and Jewish tradition) did allow for marriage between a believer and outsider, but only if the outsider converted. Otherwise, they were (and still are) commanded not to marry non-Christians/unbelievers.

It is important to keep in mind that when a believer marries a non-believer, it can lead the Christian astray.

God’s laws always stem from love and protection for His children.

Young Christians facing the decision to cohabitate should reflect and deeply consider.

Weak and malnourished, the teenage boy hiked up the 3,000-foot mountain without shoes, in accordance with sacred tradition. Pilgrims literally fight each other to get to the shrine; in 1999 a stampede of worshipers killed 53 people.

Along the way, Aji bathed in the Pampa River, which is said to release a person from a lifetime of sins.

But it’s hard to make any generalizations at all about Hinduism since it consists of thousands of different groups that have developed over the past three thousand years.

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