Luther’s anti Semitic legacy

http://www.momentmag.com/martin-luthers-anti-semitic-legacy-500-years-later/

 

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The 500th anniversary, which numerous conferences, museum exhibits and special events and publications are commemorating throughout 2017, has a much darker significance for Jews. While Martin Luther initially had a relatively positive relationship with German Jews, he eventually adopted vociferously anti-Jewish rhetoric and promoted violence against Jews. His views helped shape centuries of anti-Semitic attitudes in Western Europe, and the Nazis later used his writing to stir up anti-Jewish sentiment.

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Wear some leaves like Eve and   break the glass.

Now dress is to be gender free at last
And fluidly the boundaries shall run
Wear some leaves like Eve and  smoke the grass

Watch the  legs of maidens as they pass
Eating apples,having lots of fun
Now dress is to be gender free at last

Every rule  is broken and debased
The police are armed and we can smell the guns
Wear some leaves like Eve and  smoke the grass

Let the memory of our loves be not erased
As rapidly the rules melt with sense none
So dress is to be gender free at last

Let not our heart’s love be torn, defaced
Let us live with humour and wisdom
Wear some leaves like Eve and  mow the grass

 

Is our Big Society a con?
Clothes are not important to the Sun
Now dress is to be gender free at last
Wear some leaves like Eve and   break the glass.

 

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The stone

Ah,did you throw away the ripened fruit
Because inside it hid a hardened stone?
As anything not total does not suit
Love’s ambivalence seems to you a crime.

Don’t throw away my love when I offend
For I am human too and lose my sense
As tension makes it difficult to bend
And sometimes even love is too intense.

Rather , see how much love there still may be
And balance that against my human faults
Instead , one mark ,one sin one thought unfree
Weighs more than years of love ,binds me in guilt.

As panic will grow less when we can wait
In such a way , our love can outweigh  hate

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What, is a lowly Jew to be adored!

From the other room, melodic sounds
Fill the air,severe yet rightly proud
For frames are needed  as our  outer bounds
Within which imagination grounds.

It is five times a hundred years this  very day
That Luther put  objections  to the Church
Commemorated now in song and prayer
Yet  he may have helped the Hitler Reich

His hatred of the Jews knew not one bound
To kill them all was what he would have liked
So I cannot admire his works that deeply wound
Created by his appetite for strife.

If Jesus came back would we kill once more?
What, is a lowly Jew to be adored!

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When I  sang , the  Bishop cried “Arrest.”

Confirm yourself by getting a phone text
You cannot live today without that cell
When I was young , the  Bishop confirmed best

Do you wonder if you’re a mite obsessed
Well if you are, perhaps noone else can tell
Confirm you’re me by getting a phone text

Do you think  that I  have passed a test
To prove I’m real and feeling really swell?
Then I was told , the  Bishop confirmed  least

My mother always  seemed inclined to vex
And added further children to our hell.
Confirm yourself by sending you a text

I wonder if we had too many checks
I suffered with my” nerves” when Mother yelled
When lips were cold , the  Bishop  preferred breasts.

Well soon I shall find what cometh next
The priest was absent from my burial
Confirm all first by sending God a text

So then we hear the tolling of the knell
Elegaic music with dark thrills
Confirm yourself by reading holy texts
When I  sung , the  Bishop cried “Arrest.”

 

 

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When you connect your phone to your laptop…..does it have the right cable to both transfer files and charge the phone?

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Old wall by Katherine

https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/111710/when-i-connect-via-usb-android-to-pc-it-automatically-starts-charging-how-do

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