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19th Century News Media Perception Of British And American Religion

"Bob Hebblethwaite" (2019-10-05)

Whether you are religious or not you have to admire the Victorians for their energies devoted to re-evaluating their beliefs. In previous generations the church was the centre of the community and it was taken for granted that children would be christened or baptised and that couples would have a church wedding. With the dawning of the Victorian era people began to question their religious beliefs as much as they questioned everything else. It's not to say everyone ceased to be religious, although some did, but rather people began to base their faith on reasoning rather than just blind faith. My great-great-grandfather, George Burgess (1829-1905) was religious; he thought about his beliefs deeply before writing his religious thoughts down in several volumes. But nevertheless his profession of Phrenology is based on the scriptures; although I'm not quite sure what the connection is? His religious writings along with the Victorian era newspapers referred to in this article are all freely available for viewing on Nathanville, link to website below. Below are three newspaper articles on religion, selected from the Victorian Scrapbook of Newspaper articles compiled by George Burgess during his working life. The third Victorian newspaper article is just humorous and no doubt was also used as 'filler' e.g. to fill the space on the page. Further information on these and other Victorian era newspaper articles can be found on my Nathanville genealogy website. Paul Denton, A Methodist preacher in Texas, once advertised a barbecue, with better liquor than usually furnished. 0 of 8192 characters usedPost CommentNo HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Thanks, yes I too love the Welsh Sermon for its humour.

It’s difficult to imagine Boehmermann winning over the aging, staid party base and pulling the SPD out of its doldrums. And it’s probably just as well. Comedians turned politicians, or politicians turned comedians, are hardly infallible fixers in government. It’s useful, though, to see the interest of comedians, both professional and amateur, in political office as an important, troubling symptom. They show up when a country, a city or a party needs such radical renewal that known remedies won’t help. That moral order won’t necessarily be any better than the one it replaces, and a comedian’s political quest can fail - like, for example, that of Luka Maksimovic, a satirist who finished third in Serbia’s 2017 presidential election. But every time a political deck of cards includes a joker, it’s a sign that the establishment malaise has gone too far and reinvention from the ground up is needed. It’s just that serious people aren’t always around to do this unorthodox job. This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners. Leonid Bershidsky is Bloomberg Opinion's Europe columnist.

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