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The All" to whom Valle-Inclan refers is the Supreme Deity of Gnosticism, not the moody, inequitable Jehovah (Yahweh, Adonai, Elohim, El Shaddai, Iao, Sabaoth) of the Old Testament, nor is He the merciful (thus obviously reconditioned by Christianity) God the Father of the New Testament, who is supposedly accessible to man through prayer and the intercession of saints.
Scholars of African traditional religion suggest that although sorcery and witchcraft are generally regarded as the main cause of individual diseases, people may also consider God, the Supreme Deity, to be responsible for epidemics and other natural disasters inflicting pain and hardship.
The woman, Nehmes Bastet, was a singer for the supreme deity Amon Ra during the Twenty-Second Dynasty (945-712 BC), according to an inscription on a wooden plaque found in the tomb.
In order to separate himself from the despised Buddhist clergy and combat Buddhist doctrine, he adopted the dress and demeanor of an upright Chinese scholar and schooled himself in the ancient Confucian classics, arguing that the emphasis on moral cultivation and conception of a supreme deity in these revered texts not only differed from Buddhist doctrines but also could provide a foundation to accommodate Christian practice and belief.
The Thracian Horseman is the conventional term for a recurring motif from the iconography of Paleo-Balkanic mythology during the Roman era, believed to have been supreme deity of Ancient Thrace; he is usually depicted on funeral statues as a horseman slaying a beast with a spear.
These teachings, unlike Nyaya notions of a permanent self and a supreme deity, are indefeasible in the face of sustained philosophical criticism.
Africans who have adopted Christianity or Islam sometimes identify the supreme deity of those faiths with the supreme deity of traditional African religion and mythology.

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