I might have done this one once before (yep, the permalink says “2”, which means that I did), but I’ve got church on the brain from the Communion Festivities this weekend, so I’m doing it again.
I have to admit, as ambivalent as I am about organized religion, I am also fascinated by the trappings of it. I love looking at old churches. I love the symbolism that is often found in their architecture, I love the stories – besides the Passion – that are often told in the stained glass or the statuary around churches. I love the ornate carvings, the obvious devotion that was put into them. Someday, I want to travel to Europe, and see some of the churches and cathedrals there – Westminster Abbey is at the top of the list, as is The Temple Church, built by the Knights Templar in the 1100’s.
What about you? In addition to our usual “Pull Up” question – what are your plans for the week, and how was your weekend? – tell us about your historical fascination. I’ve found that, even those people who say they couldn’t care less about history, have one period, or one *thing* that gets at them, that they want to know more about… what’s yours? (this church thing, it’s only one of mine)