howard at brazee.net
Wed Nov 30 13:21:07 GMT 2016
> On Nov 29, 2016, at 11:05 PM, baur baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
> afaik the rule is "shortest great circle direction to Mekka" - i.e. its not
> direct line (which would point through the earth), but the way one would have to
> travel (along the earth's surface)
Which isn’t really the way people travel. My point is that the direction one bows is whatever is agreed upon by the authorities. It isn’t as though that has to be “right”, it’s largely symbolic.
I loved the rest of your post (which I’m not quoting).
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