the nature of worship
>Scott, respectfully I have never met a pine liturgy that inspired too much
> and worship God in the woods and
> fields where there are no organs, just an
> occasional harmonica.
> Scott Knitter, Chicago USA
more than a respect for evergreens (I think God wants us to harvest, carve,
paint, psalm and poem nature that we might glorify the creator and the redeemer of
co-fallen earth and I think that organs and their stops will last longer than
all the harmonicas in the world if for no other reason that there is a
multitude to join the adoration and not that many can hear a small single mouthed
instrument or sing in harmony.... unison is a more heavenly sound, methinks.
And to be drowned out but an archangel or lost in a descant, is also humbling
and churchly. Well, but it is only my opinion and you are welcome to hum along
with yours .... as long as the organ is not moved to replace the altar and
those who use harmonicae do not tap their wetness on their neighbors... Harvey
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- On 2 Aug 2003 at 9:30, harhare@... wrote:
> Well, butI wasn't necessarily agreeing with Keillor. Just found his
> it is only my opinion and you are welcome to hum along with yours .... as
> long as the organ is not moved to replace the altar and those who use
> harmonicae do not tap their wetness on their neighbors.
- On 2 Aug 2003 at 9:01, scottknitter@... wrote:
> I wasn't necessarily agreeing with Keillor. Just found hisSome days we need a little humor. Those who have inhabited the
> words entertaining.
liturgy-l list in its various incarnations over a decade or so know
that Knitter's sympathies are with fairly high liturgical
celebrations, organ music, and all the other liturgical trappings we
To paraphrase Freud: Sometimes humor is just humor.
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