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

robby32 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 1:18 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but I grew up in a family of nine. We live in a middle class neighborhood with mostly stay at home moms. Whenever any one of us acted up, no matter where in the neighborhood our parents heard about it. Usually with five minutes. I know my parents gave the other moms permission to swat us if needed and we didn't yell about it because we usually deserved it. My parents taught us respect and Christian values. We didn't have much other than family, but that was sufficient for us.

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...