I began my interview with Wang Wu Hsiung, the caretaker for the Fu Sin Kung (Fortune Prospectus Temple) in Yingge (Figures 1 and 2), where the small bearded statue of Lo Ming resides (Figure 3), by asking how the statue of Lo Ming came to be housed there along with the earth god
People whose imaginations get sanctified by the pictures of scripture say things like "I have a dream" and act to stoke discontent in the world through graceful gestures that point toward the renewed heaven and earth God
Whereas on earth God
has become human in Jesus Christ, what would this incarnation mean For intelligent creatures with other forms and histories?
Standing along with the bodhisattva Guanyin, the god Guan Di [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (patron of war and literature), and Tianhou (the Empress of Heaven and a marine/riverine goddess), Zhenwu/Bei Di flanks an unusual central deity, Tudi Gong [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], the Earth God
or God of the Local Land.
Second, Dell'Orto, in contrast with Wolf, makes no mention of better, or ostensibly worse, translations; one gets a sense of inclusiveness from his mention of Tudi as the Earth God
as "but one aspect which should be integrated with other notions" (Dell'Orto 6).
Organic theology grows from the good earth God
created, the good earth Wisdom sings about in Proverbs 8.
Other questioners in the audience made it clear they had incorporated environmentalism into their Anglicanism by considering themselves stewards of the Earth God
gifted to humanity.
Legend has it that each spring, The Green Man - an ancient pagan earth god
- awakes to vanquish a Frost Queen bent on destroying seedlings and blossom.
Mus suggested there was a cult of an earth god
for the period before Indian influence, an abstract deity that is god of a place or a locale, sometimes taking form in stones and for which intermediaries between it and the people existed, including ancestors, priests, and kings.