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Postby Catch-up » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:06 am

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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:14 am

Thanks for sharing this Catch-up - :D

I think it's a wonderful thing for Terry to do and I don't see how it compromises any of his own convictions in any manner whatsoever.
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Postby Catch-up » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:42 am

No problem! Wouldn't have known about it if someone hadn't posted it on another forum. It seemed particularly relevant to other discussions here. I agree, I don't think it in any way comprimises his beliefs. It also nicely illustratrates that he can find value in something he doesn't believe in, IMHO.
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Postby Vena Ravenhaired » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:16 pm

It's a lovely little church, and one doesn't have to be a christian to want to preserve it.

I'm not a christian, but I love the architecture of churches.

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Postby raisindot » Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:31 pm

Jan Van Quirm wrote:Thanks for sharing this Catch-up - :D

I think it's a wonderful thing for Terry to do and I don't see how it compromises any of his own convictions in any manner whatsoever.


This recalls that great line from "Making Money," describing how the Royal Mint was originally supposed to be a temple designed to attract a TBD god. Something like,

"When you put up a temple without an assigned god, you're expressing your belief in architecture."

Perfectly appropro. I'm a firm believer in preserving ancient and good architecture, whatever its use!

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Postby Dotsie » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:25 am

My last house (before I gave up the good life to become a student) was a Gospel Hall that Mr Dotsie converted for us. The first Easter we were in there, a procession of people came and prayed outside it.
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Postby Jason » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:20 am

Dotsie wrote:My last house (before I gave up the good life to become a student) was a Gospel Hall that Mr Dotsie converted for us. The first Easter we were in there, a procession of people came and prayed outside it.


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Postby Dotsie » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:44 am

:lol: How did you guess?
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Postby Lady Vetinari » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:57 pm

I loved the bit that mentioned that it was the church used in Colin Firths Pride and Prejudice. :lol: I love ancient architecture. Give me an old church, castle, house, cottage anyday to homogenised council estates. Houses all looking the same, as the Monkees once sang ... but I do care! It is part of our history. I used to live near an old church and I used to take my dog through the grave yard and read the names on the grave stones and wonder what happened to them and their lives. I used to cry when I read that there were babies buried there.
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Postby raisindot » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:54 pm

Dotsie wrote:My last house (before I gave up the good life to become a student) was a Gospel Hall that Mr Dotsie converted for us. The first Easter we were in there, a procession of people came and prayed outside it.


Well, see, that's the difference between Europe and the States. Here, people only pray outside your house if you've found an image of Jesus in your jam sandwich.

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Postby Catch-up » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:30 pm

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Postby Ponder Stibbons » Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:58 am

What abotu the crucifixes they find on sheep and cattle? And on horses and babies?
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