Munich Frauenkirche in 3-D

December 30, 2016

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I was cleaning out some of my old photo files and came across this monochrome 3-dimensional view of the Munich Frauenkirche. The photograph was taken by G. Gru[e]ler about March 1979. The photos are separated by a distance of 35mm and when viewed together with a pocket stereoscope, the church can be seen in 3-dimension.  This majestic church built in 1468-94 was partly destroyed by Churchill’s firebombs during WW2. Amazingly, the 325-foot towers survived, despite the Devil’s Footstep!


Beautiful Russian Churches

September 21, 2015

Source: SputnikNews

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Palestinian Christians in the Shadow of Christian Zionism

April 10, 2015

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[MW note: This is a presentation by Pastor Alex Awad, Professor & Dean of Students at Bethlehem Bible College in East Jerusalem. How this pastor maintains his humility in the face of hostile “Christians” in U.S. and Canada, is beyond me.]

The focus of my presentation is Palestinian Christians in the Shadow of Christian Zionism. I will reflect on my personal experiences to demonstrate the impact of Christian Zionism on Palestinian Christians and on the Church of the Holy Land.
To highlight the significance of this theme, I want to give three illustrations:
1. John Hagee, a well-known Evangelical leader from the United States said recently, and I quote:
“The United States must join Israel in a pre-emptive military strike against Iran to fulfill God’s plan for both Israel and the West…a biblically prophesied end-time confrontation with Iran, which will lead to the Rapture,Tribulation, and Second Coming of Christ.”(John Hagee).

You can read the rest of his presentaion by clicking on the link below.

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Why A Famous Inventor Stopped Going To Church

April 8, 2015

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Do you know of anyone who has stopped going to church? Have you considered it?

You’re not alone. Benjamin Franklin, the Presbyterian, stopped going to church.

I wanted to know why he stopped going to church. Here are a few answers I found, and some are quite funny:

(1) “he felt bored of the sermons of his minister, so he rather concentrate on his writings”

(2) “He got upset with God for destroying his kite.”

(3) “He became more interested in “Current” affairs…”

Franklin’s reason is given in his autobiography:

My parents had early given me religious impressions, and brought me through my childhood piously in the Dissenting way. But I was scarce fifteen, when, after doubting by turns of several points, as I found them disputed in the different books I read, I began to doubt of Revelation itself. Some books against Deism fell into my hands; they were said to be the substance of sermons preached at Boyle’s Lectures. It happened that they wrought an effect on me quite contrary to what was intended by them; for the arguments of the Deists, which were quoted to be refuted, appeared to me much stronger than the refutations; in short, I soon became a thorough Deist.

I had been religiously educated as a Presbyterian; and though some of the dogmas of that persuasion, such as the eternal decrees of God, election, reprobation, etc., appeared to me unintelligible, others doubtful, and I early absented myself from the public assemblies of the sect, Sunday being my studying day, I never was without some religious principles. I never doubted, for instance, the existence of the Deity; that he made the world, and govern’d it by his Providence; that the most acceptable service of God was the doing good to man; that our souls are immortal; and that all crime will be punished, and virtue rewarded, either here or hereafter.

Tho’ I seldom attended any public worship, I had still an opinion of its propriety, and of its utility when rightly conducted, and I regularly paid my annual subscription for the support of the only Presbyterian minister or meeting we had in Philadelphia. He us’d to visit me sometimes as a friend, and admonished me to attend his administrations, and I was now and then prevail’d on to do so, once for five Sundays successively.

If Franklin would be here today, I’m certain he’d be tired of some clergy such as Zionist shill John Hagee preaching that Jesus was a real estate agent for Zionist Israel.


My Jewish Bloodlines

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Rheinau Abbey, Switzerland

December 2, 2012
Altar of the Virgin Mary(From private collection of Mystery Worshiper)

Altar of the Virgin Mary
(From private collection of Mystery Worshiper)

Altar of the Virgin Mary, Rheinau Abbey, Switzerland

(From the private collection of Mystery Worshiper)


Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River, Russia • 360° Aerial Panorama

May 3, 2012

Please take a tour of this awesome Russian church, complete with musical accompaniment. As our Western churches sink deeper into Christian Zionism apostasy, it’s heartening to see Christian symbols being restored in Christian Russia, once the hotbed of Communist-Zionist Bolshevism.

The Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River (1165 AC) near Bogolyubovo village is a greatest monument of Russian architecture. Being an important component of the White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal, the Church belongs to the World Heritage of UNESCO. This remarkable Russian heritage attraction was built on the man-made hill, at the confluence of Nerl and Klyazma Rivers. The 5-meter deep foundation of the Church was especially designed to protect it from flood.  The amazing fact: it took only one year to build this Church. The Life of Andrey Bogolyubsky says «This church is to by erected within one year and create home for monastics”. This chronicle shows that the Church is related to the victorious campaign of Vladimir’s army to Bulgarians, and to the death of Knyaz Andrey’s son Izyaslav.

It is a miracle that the Church of the Intercession has survived to our days. At the end of 18th century the abbot of the Bogolyubsky monastery, under whose supervision the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin was kept, decided to disassemble the building – it didn’t bring any profit – because the monastery needed bricks to build a belfry. Fortunately, the abbot didn’t have enough funds to commence the demolition. Unfortunately, original interior frescos were lost during its reconstruction in 1877.


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