Re: [Galicia_Poland-Ukraine] Birch, Beech & Linden Trees
- Hello Irene,
Irene Johnson wrote:
> Laurence, Linden and Lime trees are two quite different trees to me. Can you
> explain? Thanks.
> Irene Johnson
- "seraph1818" wrote:
> First of all, some say that simply by drinking a little extra wineHey,
> until one feels sleepy (not disgustingly drunk!) fulfills this.
> if you're sleeping, you don't know anything!*********
BTW, Vladimir did not accept Islam because it prohibits the
consumption of alcohol.
Before his conversion, say the old legends, Vladimir examined the
great faiths of his age. He immediately rejected Judaism, saying that
if they had so offended God that he would not allow them to return to
their land, they were unfit to teach him. Islamic teachings on sex
appealed to his playboy nature, but their restrictions on wine and
swine disgusted him. Vladimir did not care for the Germans who
brought the Latin faith his way. But an Orthodox teacher, who pointed
to fulfilled scripture charmed him. He sent diplomats to observe the
various faiths. When the agents who returned from Constantinople
claimed that they had been almost transported to heaven during an
Orthodox service in Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom), the most splendid
church of the age, Vladimir opted for Orthodoxy.