If you all will excuse, I had the need to say something...
Was watching either Discovery or History the other night, and they had a show on cathedrals. It mentioned the classic Notre Dame, and also the "sacred family" of Barcelona by the great architect Gaudi. Been to see boh, in person, and also the ones in England and Germany.
One of our friends here has commented on how "spooky" she felt about these types of religious architecture. I once felt the same way.
However, now that I have the privelege of time, I feel more rewarded than repelled by these works of art.
I am actually starting to think that even if the religions had some (and mostly) false premise, maybe it was a good thing that man had them through the ages. Otherwise, how would we have books, learning, art, etc??? I guess even the WT society has their secret pyramid, eh?
Not that this old agnostic cowboy is going to join anything soon, though --- but some of them did build some pretty good buildings and paint some very nice pictures.
As always, James