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Abe F. March
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Registration date : 2008-01-26
Age : 80
Location : Germany

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PostSubject: Church separation   Church separation EmptyWed Jun 19, 2013 10:16 am

Went to Neustadt today continuing my radiation treatments.  My daughter and grand-daughter went with me.  After my treatment, we went in town since my daughter wanted visit the cathedral.  The outside of the cathedral loomed large.  When we entered she remarked how small it was compared to the outside.  The history of this cathedral goes back to the time of Martin Luther and his reformists.  We were told that a wall was placed in the middle of the cathedral.  We were on the side for Protestants.  The other side of the wall was for the Catholics with a separate entrance. The catholic side was not open.
 
I wondered how it would work if one building housed the various denominations within the Christian church.  I suppose it would have to be a very large building.
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Abe F. March
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Location : Germany

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PostSubject: Re: Church separation   Church separation EmptyWed Jun 19, 2013 10:34 am

Last month there were floods in Germany.  Now there is a heat wave with temperatures in the high 40’s Centigrade.  Some roads are buckling from the heat creating hazardous driving.
Since most homes don’t have AC, people close windows and doors to keep out the sunlight and keep the homes cooler.  They also go down into the basement where it is cooler.  Cathedrals, with their high ceilings and thick walls are always cool inside and there are many people sitting in church these days.  They are not there to meditate, but to cool down
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Age : 76
Location : San Antonio

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PostSubject: Re: Church separation   Church separation EmptyWed Jun 19, 2013 1:34 pm

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  "His Holiness and his Grace. Well, they could not hire me for either o' those positions. How many religions are there?"
"All over the earth?"
"Yu' can begin with ourselves. Right hyeh at home I know there's Romanists, and Episcopals--"
"Two kinds!" I put in. "At least two of Episcopals."
"That's three. Then Methodists and Baptists, and--"
"Three Methodists!"
"Well, you do the countin'."
I accordingly did it, feeling my revolving memory slip cogs all the way round. "Anyhow, there are safely fifteen."
"Fifteen." He held this fact a moment. "And they don't worship a whole heap o' different gods like the ancients did?"
"Oh, no!"
"It's just the same one?"
"The same one."
The Virginian folded his hands over the horn of his saddle, and leaned forward upon them in contemplation of the wide, beautiful landscape.
"One God and fifteen religions," was his reflection. "That's a right smart of religions for just one God."
This way of reducing it was, if obvious to him, so novel to me that my laugh evidently struck him as a louder and livelier comment than was required. He turned on me as if I had somehow perverted the spirit of his words.
"I ain't religious. I know that. But I ain't unreligious. And I know that too."
"So do I know it, my friend."
"Do you think there ought to be fifteen varieties of good people?" His voice, while it now had an edge that could cut anything it came against, was still not raised. "There ain't fifteen. There ain't two. There's one kind. And when I meet it, I respect it. It is not praying nor preaching that has ever caught me and made me ashamed of myself, but one or two people I have knowed that never said a superior word to me They thought more o' me than I deserved, and that made me behave better than I naturally wanted to. Made me quit a girl onced in time for her not to lose her good name. And so that's one thing I have never done. And if ever I was to have a son or somebody I set store by, I would wish their lot to be to know one or two good folks mighty well--men or women--women preferred."

The Virginian:  A Horseman of the Plains; Owen Wister; 1902
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PostSubject: Re: Church separation   Church separation EmptyWed Jun 19, 2013 1:46 pm

Very Happy
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Betty Fasig
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Location : Duette, Florida

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PostSubject: Re: Church separation   Church separation EmptyThu Jun 20, 2013 6:58 am

I love the Virginian.

Love,
Betty
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alj
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PostSubject: Re: Church separation   Church separation EmptyThu Jun 20, 2013 7:55 am

Betty Fasig wrote:
I love the Virginian.

Love,
Betty

Me, too.
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