Category Archives: Religion

A harmless church

When churches look like this, I like them. Nobody is being indoctrinated here anymore. Nobody is being preached hokum here anymore. No longer does a medieval organization attempt to influence life and politics from here. No longer is this a place where … Continue reading

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But what shall we worship?

During a hike in the Szeklerland in Romania, I came across a neat church in the village of Tâmpa. Besides the refreshing and strong blue color, its most interesting aspect was the absence of any cross, statue of Jesus or Mary, paintings of saints … Continue reading

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Two guys walk 60 km to eat a soup.

A friend from Târgu Mureș asked me last Sunday if I felt like “going on a little hike to the hills outside of town”. Of course I felt like it. He wanted to hike to Miercurea Nirajului. I didn’t know exactly where that … Continue reading

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Fewer Churches mean better Sunsets

Tonight in Targu Mures, Romania: The Unitarian Church on Bulevardul 1848 blocking an otherwise wonderful view from my bedroom.

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Charlie Hebdo

“Je suis Charlie” – “I am Charlie” – we could read on many Facebook and Twitter profiles after the attack on the French satirical newspaper. That was cheap and maybe a bit presumptuous, even though it was of course intended as a show of … Continue reading

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The Bahai and their Rules

If I may join the English-speaking tour at 12 o’clock, I inquire from the guard in front of the iron gate. The enormous gardens of the Bahai religion dominate the cityscape of Haifa. The landmark of the third-largest city of the … Continue reading

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Two Valentine’s Days in Romania

Orthodox Christianity is perfect for people who are always late with getting presents. Because everything happens later, you have some extra time. Christmas is on 7 January, Easter is later as well (but with a different time lag each year). … Continue reading

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