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

rpm Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 12:54 PM
Speaking of "haters". The Catholic Church is a huge institution and doesn't always do the right thing. Catholics will be the first to tell you that. But it tries, for which I give it credit and succeeds in doing a lot of good--for which I give it a lot of credit. BTW, I am an atheist, I have no dog in this fight. But, I am an atheist that respects those that aren't.

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...