A Conversation for Suzie Q Goes to Church

Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 1

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

As an inveterate traveler, I've seen numerous iconic churches, synagogues, Buddhist temples, and the occasional a Trappist monastery. I've even see the "hollow tooth," which Berliners call the partially ruined Kaiser Wilhelm Church. The church suffered major damage in World War II. The cornerstone was laid on the Kaiser's birthday, a fact that made the church something of a touchstone for the city. I am assuming that the cathedral in the photo was a different structure altogether, one which had a roof for the tourists to stand on. smiley - whistle.

I confess to a fondness for stained glass windows.

I'll go quietly, but not at marathon speed. smiley - run


Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

I have to confess that having stood at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche, I find that it looks better as a ruin than it did otherwise.


Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 3

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

It can't help but attract notice.

Maybe tourists have a thing for ruins? smiley - huh I never get tired of looking at pictures of the Colosseum.

I would love to the Thomaskirche (spelling?) where J S Bach led s many of his musical pieces. I try to imagine that church filled with good people singing the Lutheran chorales. Or the pilgrim church "Visitation" where Haydn's masses were first performed.


Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 4

Caiman raptor elk - Imagine the Wurst Kaese Szenario without Kaese

Wondering if the monks' bucket list to selfie all world religions goes down to schism levels or is just ticking off the mainstream parties. Considering the reincarnation thing, schism level would probably be more satisfying. (as long as you can keep up with the schisms)


Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 5

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Including skeptischism? smiley - winkeye


Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 6

Caiman raptor elk - Imagine the Wurst Kaese Szenario without Kaese

I have my doubts about that one...


Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 7

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

And well you might!


Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 8

Caiman raptor elk - Imagine the Wurst Kaese Szenario without Kaese

Please don't start about all those anarschisms. They're just so unpredictable.


Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 9

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Fine. I won't do that. I also won't hum the "Sanctus" from P D Q Bach's "Missa Hilarious." smiley - whistle


Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 10

Caiman raptor elk - Imagine the Wurst Kaese Szenario without Kaese

Don't hum, sing it out loud, so that we can hear what it is all about.

(hey, that rhyme was unintentional)


Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 11

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

I can't find a youtube version for that movement. Sorry.

"Sanctus" is set to the melody for "Hare krishna:"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LTf-E7jv3g


Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 12

Caiman raptor elk - Imagine the Wurst Kaese Szenario without Kaese

That's a good example of multireligiousness then.


Thus we arrive at the mofern age, when churches exist to make tourists happy. :-)

Post 13

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Absolutely! That's why P D Q Bach's religious pieces were put on the index by the Catholic Church. smiley - laugh


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