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Archive for April 13th, 2015

“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and

the glory, for ever. Amen.”

Mat 6.13

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 “To accept one interpretation

is to reject the other.”

Phillip Dickinson, 11/3/02

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Re-writing history? It is not just something nations or political groups do.

People re-write their own history:

making some things blacker than they were,

making some things rosier than they were.

– eab, 6/18/14

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WORDY WORDS

WORDY WORDS   (first 8 lines of a 68 line poem)

There are wordy words and worthy words,

And words of little account.

There are sour words and sweet words,

(But not from the same “fount.”)

 

There are Greek words and Hebrew words

Scattered all over the past.

They were, some of them, inspired,

Forever they will last.

– eab, 4/13/10

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ON THIS DATE

Henry IV (of Navarre) King of France, 4/13/1598, granted Huguenot Believers “The Edict of Nantes” (rhymes with font) a city in Brittany. This “too little, too late” law granted a degree of liberty to his “Protestant” subjects upholding some freedom of conscience and permitting Believers to hold public worship in parts of France – but not in Paris. “Protestants” could keep places they held in August 1597.

Catholicism was restored in ALL places where its practice had been interrupted & expanding true worship in France was made legally impossible. Cardinal de Richelieu & Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes.  The Huguenots remembering the “St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre” (8/23/1572) in which thousands (estimates run from 5000 to 30,000 were killed) emigrated—to the British Isles, Prussia, Holland, & the New World, leaving France 400,000 people short in the very important industrious/commercial groups.

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