Posts in category "Religion"
Today’s birthday is Michelangelo’s. In art nonpareil every connoisseur knows. Aren’t we fortunate Julius had ‘im Paint the primeval creation of Adam? “Michelangelo had a particular love and reverence for the naked male body, and saw it as God’s finest creation—something purely splendid in itself and yet inadequate and incomplete without being matched by an... Read more »
Today’s the birthday of George Handel. Music lovers in England’ll Absolutely tell you why a Person should know his “Messiah”. [The Great Handel Festival of 1857 at the Crystal Palace in London's Hyde Park. It had a choir of 2000 and and orchestra of 500.] “Handel is often regarded as being a British composer. Although... Read more »
Born today was Isaac Asimov. To his memory I bid a fond mazel tov. Prolific author of fiction and non- Somewhere, I wonder, if he’s writing on. I won’t pretend to be objective about Isaac Asimov. I may have read more of his books than any other author’s. He wrote more than 500 of them. ... Read more »
Born today was Joseph Smith He received from God a Revelation Which his disciples carry with Them proselytizing every nation. Merry Christmas to all in the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints!
This is the birthday of Pope Francis. The College of Cardinals really took chances By electing a pontiff who’s earnestly busy Imitating the life of the Saint from Assisi.
[Milton by Godfrey Kneller] Born today was poet John Milton. His masterpiece on Adam’s wiltin’, “Paradise Lost”, you’ll come to find Was finished after he was blind. A soupcon of Milton’s transcending poetry from Book I of Paradise Lost: “Is this the Region, this the Soil, the Clime,” Said then the lost Arch Angel, “this the... Read more »
Born today was Jonathan Edwards Who preached hellfire and often said words With such power that when he spake He moved great numbers to awake. “Jonathan Edwards was a key American revivalist during the Great Awakening[1730s to 1743] who preached for close to ten years in New England. He emphasized a personal approach to religion. He also bucked the... Read more »
Born today: King Wenceslas, His charity was so well- Known that like old Santa Claus We sing of him on Nowell. “Wenceslas was a real person: the Duke of Bohemia, a 10th-century Christian prince in a land where many practiced a more ancient religion. In one version of his legend, Wenceslas was murdered in a plot by... Read more »
Born today was Edgar Lee Masters Who wrote about folks in the town of Spoon River* Where Reverend Sibley was one of those pastors Who are not what they seem in the words they deliver. *Masters wrote tombstone epitaphs for 244 people in Spoon River, the fictional name he gave to Lewistown, Illinois. ... Read more »
Born today was Robert Ingersoll Who didn’t believe in God at all. He once wrote hands that help convey More holiness than lips that pray. Tag Line: “If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he... Read more »