So tradition is a provocative and difficult term it seems. I guess tradition can help you hang on to everydaylife when powerlessness is about to choke you. As it is these days. People are scared and filled with sorrow. So we could need things to hold on to. You know the routines. You recognize. Tradition can tell us about history. But from there we have to think. Develop. And learn. The worst thing is when it gets to this point, when "tradition" is used as a whitewash for hate. Tradition is a scary thing when it means stagnation, fundamentalism and conservatism.