Monday, 19 September 2011

Uplifted After All

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~ Uplifted After All ~

Uplifted After All, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.
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This has gotta be the scrappiest little church I ever did see. It's got a couple of girders looking like part of a job lot from the dismantling of the old Petite Ceinture railway masquerading as a cross, and painted in the most unflattering of washed out pale blues. Trust me, I did them one huge favour on adding a bit of glamour to this thoroughly uninspiring house of god.

It calls itself the Saint Gabriel Parish Church, and I suppose it's only trying to make the best of a pretty bad hand, bad being the operative word, but as an observer of religions as opposed to religion, I wouldn't feel particularly blessed if this were my local.

OK, I'm probably not being very fair, and I haven't even been inside, so what on earth right do I have to slag off this humble place of worship for those who feel the need to worship something. Don't look at me like that - it's their word, not mine!

So I'll stick my head in, and contrary to all appearances I actually quite like the atmosphere one finds in churches - it's a pleasing mixture of musty peacefulness combined with enough thought fodder on human folly and ignorance to inspire a whole bunch of new missives, so all in all a positive experience generally speaking. Which has to be a good thing in the end.

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