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Re: stained glass windows of CR leaders

Postby Timothy Bonney » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:20 am

Neil Heath wrote:Honorary doctorates are a whole lot cheaper than stained glass windows, too!


The whole thing is just creepy frankly. How out of touch do you have to be to redecorating a chapel to honor all your theo-political cronies many of which are still living? And this isn't even a historical museum, this is a place where, you'd hope, Jesus is supposed to be worshiped. But after you put up stained glass of folks all from one church political movement within a denomination it will be clear that the purpose of the chapel now is to life up the CR more than Jesus.

I'd watch for lighting strikes during the window dedication ceremony. I guess the next step is to replace all the windows in the local church with window of the current board of deacons? :lol:
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Re: stained glass windows of CR leaders

Postby Sandy » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:33 am

Neil Heath wrote:Honorary doctorates are a whole lot cheaper than stained glass windows, too!


They wouldn't be doing this if someone wasn't underwriting it. There have been a few times, in the Christian educational institutions I've worked for, individuals who came forward and wanted to do something "for the school" by commemorating or memorializing someone either associated with the school, previously associated with it, or a member of their family. In most cases, you can convince them that meeting some need in the school would be a better use of their money, but I've had those who have insisted. In this case, it doesn't appear that the donors are being diverted to more beneficial projects.
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Re: stained glass windows of CR leaders

Postby Mrs Haruo » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:34 pm

I would be thrilled to see an elevator built in our church with a nice big plaque honoring a long serving church secretary that recently died who was rarely able to attend functions in our social hall because there are so many sets of stairs to go down to get there. She had to haul an oxygen tank with her. Back when the church was built, "Shut ins" stayed home, the didn't go to work, or attend church with walkers and wheelchairs. That's the sort of tribute that is worthwhile.
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Re: stained glass windows of CR leaders

Postby Jerry_B » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:14 am

Too funny. I'm sure Jesus is quite pleased. Considering what they memorialize, "stained" glass seems appropriate.
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Re: stained glass windows of CR leaders

Postby Mrs Haruo » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:53 pm

Oh dear. Brother Jerry, are you referring to certain "stains" left behind in motel rooms? Did I actually say that? Oh hush my mouth. :censored: :wink:
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