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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 09:59:03 AM »
No argument thee.  :smile:

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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 12:08:34 PM »
I go to church in a building we lovingly call "the garage", complete with concrete floors.  While I understand that praying in an ornate building might be nice, I would say He hears my prayers reverberate off the drop ceiling just as well as the flying buttresses of massive stone churches.  Beautiful, yes.  Necessary, no.

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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 12:52:55 PM »
I go to church in a building we lovingly call "the garage", complete with concrete floors.  While I understand that praying in an ornate building might be nice, I would say He hears my prayers reverberate off the drop ceiling just as well as the flying buttresses of massive stone churches.  Beautiful, yes.  Necessary, no.

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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 03:43:38 PM »
I can't get the link to work.

I love old and unique church buildings, but I'm anal about saying church buildings.  Churches are assemblies of people; not buildings.

*Edit:  The link ended up working--I've been to the Washington National Cathedral, but before it was finished.  I'm surprised my favorite is not on the list--Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, but maybe it's not on the list because technically it's now a mosque.



There is also St. Anne's in Jerusalem, notable not for its visual aesthetic but for its acoustics which are absolutely incredible.

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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 03:46:44 PM »
I just tried it and it works.  Let's say "aesthetic beauty" or  "architectural beauty".   :smile:   lI agree it isn't the building itself.

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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 03:52:22 PM »
I just tried it and it works.  Let's say "aesthetic beauty" or  "architectural beauty".   :smile:   lI agree it isn't the building itself.

See above...it worked the second time. :cool:

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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 03:56:41 PM »
See above...it worked the second time. :cool:

Sorry, I posted in haste and didn't see that you got it to work.  All's good. :smile:

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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 06:41:23 PM »
Sorry, I posted in haste and didn't see that you got it to work.  All's good. :smile:

Well, I posted in haste and missed the "in America" in the title...! :blushing:

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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013, 06:59:15 PM »
The Church of the Nativity is truly beautiful. (yes I know its not in America)
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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 10:32:52 AM »
The Church of the Nativity is truly beautiful. (yes I know its not in America)

Really?  I was really unimpressed.

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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 04:37:47 PM »
Really?  I was really unimpressed.

 :smile:  As I said.  "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."
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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 06:17:39 PM »
:smile:  As I said.  "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

True.  It's just that the churches I was least impressed with aesthetically were the two most significant in terms of historical religious value--the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  I think if you saw pictures, you would know what I meant.

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Re: 12 most beautiful churches in America
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 06:38:17 PM »
True.  It's just that the churches I was least impressed with aesthetically were the two most significant in terms of historical religious value--the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  I think if you saw pictures, you would know what I meant.

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