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It’s a Mistake to Say History’s Evils Couldn’t Happen Here

Grant75 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 1:56 PM
We tend to confuse Christianity (a philosophy) with religion (a form of governance). Is any philosophy more liberating than Christianity? I'm not saying it's easy to put into practice . . . but, then, neither is freedom. America desperately needs Christianity, not religion – we have plenty of that.

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in uptown Manhattan, the fourth largest church in the world, and unfinished 120 years after its construction began in 1892, is a hodgepodge of Gothic, Romanesque, and Byzantine styles. It’s also a hodgepodge of theologies, like many Episcopalian churches, but it has groovy celebrations such as the blessings of bicycles in April, bees in June, and animals generally (from a tortoise to a yak) early in October.

The Cathedral’s most recent extravaganza was the Procession of the Ghouls that came this year on Oct. 26: Organ music accompanied a silent horror film, and...