“My intention is to show what treasures the creators of our songs left us, and not to reduce them to their fate. Of course it interests Germans how they destroyed their own culture, and this is often a topic in interviews and talk-shows. The perplexity and despair over our history is increasing with the years.” That is further nuanced: “Although the larger part of our repertoire was written by Jewish artists, our audiences perceive it as typically German. They are not aware of the religion of the composers while listening to the music. These are mutual roots, and the audiences before 1933 saw the music as typical for Berlin. I believe this was one reason for our success in Israel. This tradition was a great part of German society and of our culture, and it was a great tragedy for us that so much of it was lost.”
If you do, you will spend the rest of the day dreaming of a delicious spaghetti dish, and a good drop of red wine.
This is what happened to me, only two hours after a most exquisite supper of mixed salad (which I eat without any dressing whatsoever), fennel in cheese sauce, croquettes, and cutlets in sorghum coating. And a glass of Chianti or two.
Giants causeway is one of the nicest places I ever visited, maybe because the weather was felicifically sun-drenched, and I had a lovely trip on a warm September day from beautiful Donegal, through martially fortified Strabane, on the world's best roads, oddly to be found in Northern Ireland, to the lushly verdant, surprisingly small world wonder.
Kevin Vallier has a readable piece on a debate between an atheistic evolutionist and a creationist.
I tried to resist, but I must admit to having watched the “Ham on Nye” debate in full. I find debates between creationists and atheist evolutionists tiring and deeply upsetting because I, as a theistic evolutionist, feel completely excluded and silenced while two groups of people I regard as deeply misinformed about the nature of the world beat up on each other. I argue here that the debate reinforces this dichotomy, one which pretty much everyone has reason to resist. I will also score the debate (Nye won, big time – and 92% of voters at Christian Today thought so too).
Despite being a Christian, I find the creationists far more off-putting, in part because they frequently imply that theistic evolutionists are imperfect Christians and that they’re the real Christians.
Make sure to read the entire article at the source.