To the Glory of God

in philosophy •  8 months ago 

Buildings crafted to honor our Creator

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exert an upward pull on our souls.

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Can't you feel it?

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I can!

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ouzo and out,

@onceuponatime
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photos were shot at St. Colman's Cathedral, Cobh, Ireland

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Code, blockchains and websites built to the Glory of God would have the same effect.

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One blockchain under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

@onceuponatime,
Wow this Cathedral feels exactly as you said! Got some kind of horrible feeling as well! But it's wonderful!

Cheers~

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I didn't get a horrible feeling. Maybe I'm not sensitive enough :)

It's amazing architecture and i'm always in awe when i visit a church, but I've always thought the money and resources used to build them could have been better spent helping people better themselves.

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Better themselves how? Bettering yourself is a personal decision that you can make at any time you are ready. It begins with that first smile, or kind word, or pushup, or search for the overall good in a situation instead of Me, Me, Me.

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What I was trying to say in a nice way is that Jesus Christ would not think that this building was honoring God, just the opposite:

“Whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray while standing in synagogues and on street corners so that people can see them. Truly I say to you, they have their reward. But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father, who sees in secret, will reward you” (Matthew 6:5-6)

Like i said before, amazing building and your pics really showed that, but not what religion should be about.

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You know what Jesus would think? And how money can be better spent? I take it that you are heading for a career in politics? Is taxation to be your forte? Or will you be a moralist? Do you aspire to tell other people what they can/should and cannot/should not do?

Is it just possible that the purpose of the building is to experience a longing for higher things? I'm pretty sure that the craftsmen who built it were aspiring towards a spiritual vision. And, yes, I'm sure that when they were doing their praying they did it in secret, inside their hearts, as they continued outwardly to work to God's glory with their hands and minds.

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My parents were devout Catholics and contributed a lot of their money to the church as well as sent me to Catholic schools so i was heavily involved in the inner workings of the church. They closed down the high school I was going to because they supposedly could not afford to keep it open but thought it was important to build huge cathedrals to honor God or spend billions to cover up pedophilia:
https://www.newsweek.com/over-3-billion-paid-lawsuits-catholic-church-over-sex-abuse-claims-1090753

I am no longer Catholic nor do i contribute to the church so what they do with other peoples money is their own business. It was just my honest opinion it could be better spent. I didn't think I would get you all riled up over it and for that i apologize.

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OK, I am no longer "all riled up" :-)

I was also raised a Catholic and an alter boy but haven't been to a church or cathedral for "doctrinal" reasons for dozens of years. But I do go there to marvel at the beauty and spirit caught in form by the artisans devoted to their crafts.

"The image of God is found in Work."

Abuse and greed are factors that creep into all human activities and tend to completely overwhelm them. If new creative impulses are not consciously brought into a human activity or organization at critical points, then the activity will eventually turn into its opposite. The religion of Love inevitably becomes the religion of the Inquisition once the generative influence has waned.

Yet it is patently obvious, given the evidence of certain cathedrals amongst other things, that some groups do keep the essence of the original impulse alive and have the knowledge and discipline to apply required inputs at critical times.

We are living in a critical time. Hopefully such groups still exist :-)

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Hi there , are you going to SF3 this year? I remember we had nice conversations in Amsterdam in SF1 together with @juanmiguelsalas. Are u in discord? I´d like to talk to you about what we have been doing in the past 2 years in @cervantes

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I don't think so because I will be going to Decentralized 2018 in Athens November 14-16. There will be a large bitshares contingent there (Steemit came from bitshares).

https://www.decentralized.com/

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Ahh ok, but is the perfect timing! SF3 is just one week before! If you have some time in discord I would love to give you some info about what we have been doing in @cervantes in terms of projects to make the tag spanish what it is now. If you like what we do I´d be great if you support us as witness.

1,200 Ateendes in decentralized in Athens! Wow that a lot of people and 359 eur with all lunches included for two days doesn't seem too expensive...

Have nice day bro.

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I guess I'll try. Is it hard?

It´s just incredible what they build and created. Awesome quote

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Some of the great creations of today are being built on the blockchain.

After visiting such a cathedral, involuntarily you begin to believe in God !!! A very beautiful place, which once again reminds you how insignificant a person is in comparison with such buildings.

После посещения такого собора, непроизвольно начинаешь верить в Бога!!! Очень красивое место, которое лишний раз напоминает насколько человек нечтожный в сравнении с такими строениями.

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"... involuntarily you begin to believe in God !!!"

It's better to do it voluntarily :)

It's pretty amazing architecture used for build awesome creativity. Jesus Christ care about all Catholics.
Perfect captures found.

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Thank you.

How magnificent ! Was it overwhelming emotionally to be standing in there? I can only imagine it might be.

Great photos.

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You should give it a try when you get a chance :-)

One of the fine architecture i have seen 😍 @onceuponatime

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Yes, it is magnificent!

Just a beautiful and Glorious Cathedral. Thanks for sharing @onceuponatime

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Cute :)

We all feel that that uplift our soul :) beautiful shots from there so nice :)

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Uplifting :-)

Gorgeous! I love old churches for the architecture alone, a spiritual lift is simply a bonus :)

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Yes it is, but a pretty big bonus :-)

I don't know if the god existed, but that belief in him created such great unity and strength among Christians which lead to construction of such great basilicas. I wonder if not for their belief in him, would any of this be possible?

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"I don't know if the god existed, but..."

Maybe you two should get in touch :-)

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Contact info plz

I've always loved a good cathedral. The Yorkminster remains a firm favourite. This one definitely looks worth a visit!

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Unfortunately time permitted only a few minutes for just a few hasty photographs during that trip. I would like to return some day and spend a whole day taking carefully contemplated pictures. It would be an exquisitely spent day of my life.

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Ah, that would indeed be a fine time!

The buildings are very beautiful and comfortable for the human soul. I hope that God protects us all

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"protects us all" except for that guy who was mean to me yesterday of course!

Yes I can feel it. The temple to glorify God built out of love. Generic multi purposed buildings just won't do. Thanks my friend.

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I am in shock and disgust sometimes as I am starting to see graffitti appear on churches here in Greece. It has not reached that stage yet in Ireland - but the barbarians are arising.

Really it is amazing church!
Did you pray for us? We need it...

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Isn't it too late?? LoL

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Haha... No isn't it too late. God is everywhere so you can start from now to pray for me.... :))))

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"Everywhere"? Is He in the heart and mind of the Devil too?
(My head hurts just thinking about it LoL)

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Devil.... No... he has no place anywhere... : ))))

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Oh, you've thought about it? And your head doesn't hurt?

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Haha... No... My head doesn't hurt because he's out of my mind.. out of everywhere... Do you have him in your head ? but it's night, it is better not to speak for him....

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Mayne it's not a him. Maybe it is a her :-)

Whether one is a believer or not, who could not feel close to some almighty in the majesty of such beauty as cathedrals and old churches? Just beautiful.

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I'm a firm believer that you experience whatever it is that you believe in :-)

God is great

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Thank you for the precious photo of Almighty Lord Jesus and God the Father! Great photography sir.

Wow... Very lovely place.and awesome photography..i love your photo..my dear lovely friend .love you 👉💕

A beutiful piece of engineering i love how this building looks i mean it's very well made with high quality materials and a great sense in details, definitely is a great place to connect with God. Regards

To God be the glory Amen. Creative photography dear.

Beautiful travel photography sir, I love your beautiful creativity thanks for sharing this post

Very beautiful architecture . Good photography

that's one of the things i really enjoyed abroad. As you know Greece because of orthodox Christianity we have completely different churches than the majority of European countries. We based our religion in hagiography and pictures while sculptures is the base in catholic churches.

For me regarding architecture i am completely amazed about those enormous cathedrals with giant sculptures all over

Nice building of the church. Really cool architectural work. To God be the Glory.

Good architecture of church ..Every part made by very beautifuly. Thanks

What's the name of this Cathedral?
Most amazing and impressive carved designs made by first creator. Respect him and God gives best assistance to him or them.

Wao what a wonderful buildings.Very impressive architecture of buildings.Very historical buildings.Very intelligent creater of buildings.Very wonderful photography.I feel this is very comfortable for human soul.

The buildings are art themselves, the biggest you'd ever find. Great shots!

God's house is very dear.

Beautiful artwork, a lot of love put into this work. :)

As always just what I needed to hear to GOD be the glory you're such an amazing LORD and SAVIOR Thank You JESUS!☀️🌟 And thank you sir for the amazing photo shot.

What a great photography dear. Very beautiful architecture sir . Amazing and very creative art dear.

that was the most beautiful and difficult art..