Gone But Not Forgotten
- Sep 25, 2003
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I used to attend a Methodist chapel on a Monday and then on up to the Wesleyan Chapel on a Sunday - don't ask - but this was quite true too in my experience too. The only ornamentation in the one building was a plain wooden cross, there were none at all in the other. The only images I ever saw in the Wesleyan Chapel were the Biblical illustrations in the Sunday school handouts.austen27 said:I find that very surprising. Most of the Methodist churces I have attended have not had any images at all in them! "Low" Anglican churches can be even more spartan. When I was at University in Scotland the Minister told us that there were people who would even consider the plain wooden cross we had on the alter to be an idol!
I suppose this means Southern Baptists are quite different from Joyless Scottish Calvinists.
Aside: Thinking about it now, I wonder if this could be the reason why I have such a big collection of religious art and statuary now.