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31 December 2014


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I sometimes forget the Prophet was Jewish.

Happy New Year [in advance], Col. Lang, sir.

Charles I

The things one learns here! Happy New Yer.


Thanks for this amusing piece of religious trivia! Although the Wikipedia article mentions that The Feast of the Circumcision of Christ is on the Lutheran liturgical calendar, I have to wonder how many churches actually have a sermon on this subject or otherwise feature it prominently in a church service.

My favorite Dec 31st holiday is Hogmanay http://www.rampantscotland.com/know/blknow12.htm

This poster cracked me up http://s112.photobucket.com/user/zeeppo_the_great/media/hogmanay.gif.html

For those of you who enjoy the sound of bagpipes (count me as a fan)...

HAPPY HOGMANAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYfYLs4Xh6w


Well, while we're dealing with this sensitive subject, Professor Leo Steinburg has written a fascinating tome "The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion."


With the theological need in those times to prove that Christ was 100% mortal and 100% a man, Renaissance artists and sculptors again and again thus provided visual proof of this by portraying him with a full erection. Steinburg's book is full of illustrations of this.

Sensibilities and theological debating points change. Professor Steinburg points out how these graphic images in the work of often great RenaIssance artists have simply been ignored in modern times.

But then sex has become far more important in the modern world than theology and religion.

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