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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    Ever since I went to Winchester I've been fascinated by the spread of Christianity. A time when you could just wAnder off to a completely foreign country and convert it singlehandedly.
    sounds like you need to make a pilgrimage

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    i highly recommend https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kulubi you'll be right on time if you get your skates on

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    I will if I come into some money. I used to hate the idea of travelling but that changed a year or so ago.

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    "For a symbol of power, St. Gaudens instinctively preferred the horse, as was plain in his horse and Victory of the Sherman monument. Doubtless Sherman also felt it so. The attitude was so American that, for at least forty years, Adams had never realized that any other could be in sound taste. How many years had he taken to admit a notion of what Michael Angelo and Rubens were driving at? He could not say; but he knew that only since 1895 had he begun to feel the Virgin or Venus as force, and not everywhere even so. At Chartres -- perhaps at Lourdes -- possibly at Cnidos if one could still find there the divinely naked Aphrodite of Praxiteles -- but otherwise one must look for force to the goddesses of Indian mythology. The idea died out long ago in the German and English stock. St. Gaudens at Amiens was hardly less sensitive to the force of the female energy than Matthew Arnold at the Grande Chartreuse. Neither of them felt goddesses as power -- only as reflected emotion, human expression, beauty, purity, taste, scarcely even as sympathy. They felt a railway train as power, yet they, and all other artists, constantly complained that the power embodied in a railway train could never be embodied in art. All the steam in the world could not, like the Virgin, build Chartres."

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    I read that after you recommended it but it was very weird.

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    I've only read that chapter and yeah, it is weird. The way he refers to himself in the third person throws me off a little.

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    people show up at kulubi having travelled on their hands and knees from their home region, or on their knees and backwards, http://www.ethiopiatravel.com/photo_album_religion.htm proper churchical

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    people show up at kulubi having travelled on their hands and knees from their home region, or on their knees and backwards, http://www.ethiopiatravel.com/photo_album_religion.htm proper churchical
    like greta though, i suppose after you've travelled out the arduous way to prove your point, which mode of transport to return home?

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    Blabla car
    Took a rest stop that wasn't on the schedule

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattycakes_ View Post
    Blabla car
    http://www.ethiopiatravel.com/images...St.George3.jpg

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    Good cross-post potential with the Spengler thread. I love all that stuff about romanesque, gothic and baroque churches aspiring (a-spire-ing?) to the Infinite in their great height, their emphasis on verticality, in contrast to the great World-Dome forming the primary structure of the synagogue, the mosque and the churches of the early, Eastern branches of Christianity.
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    has anyone been champing? It's like glamping, but in Churches. You ring them up and go in stay in them, usually to rub the brass. Not done it myself. But got a mate who's well into it.

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    No. Good way to do a walk over a few days though, potentially.

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    yeah, that would be a good idea. you do still have to pay i think, and it's a similar cost to an airbnb i think. probably take a bit of organising. i've stayed in a few gurudwaras before. very unique atmosphere. late night and early doors singing, that's usually pretty good. fervent vibes outside.

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