Messiah – the story behind the music
Comment on a YouTube video:
Thank you for posting this great oratorio written by George Frideric Handel in just 24 days. He furiously wrote the music with very little sleep, inspired by God. The lyrics are Scripture and the music is amazing!
Handel was born Georg Friederich Händel in Halle, Duchy of Magdeburg, Brandenburg-Prussia in 1685 and died in 1759 in London, age 74, and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
YouTube tip: if you pick the longer classical pieces, sometimes you only have one commercial at the beginning. Here’s one with relaxing piano music. Don’t know if that’s an omission, but just in case, don’t tell them!
Here are the links – for some reason they didn’t post:
Korean piano music:
Christianity vs. Communism
This comment was written in response to a comment on the LinkedIn article posted by Gary Gatehouse, talk show host in Texas, about the Catholic Archbishop saying that Joe Biden should not be given communion.
Comment: “Was it the Catholics that burned witches at the stake? … asking for a friend.”
Here is my response:
Why, because he is afraid to ask? Yes, there were atrocities in the past (both Protestant and Catholic — not sure about Catholic witch burning) and current issues like homosexual priests abusing altar boys.
However, Christians have done far, far more good in the world than harm. Concern for orphans etc. since Roman times, more recently universities and hospitals.
Atheistic communism on the other hand, claimed the lives of 100,000,000 people in the twentieth century.