The Lutheran Witness Volume 15-17

The Lutheran Witness Volume 15-17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...the minority, are more sensible than the majority. It is true, it seemed best to me to wait a while, perhaps until next year, in order that we mig t first pay our debts. But once the church must be fenced in, and since the majority is for it, let--' K.: But why should they go so high? A wooden inclosure would have done. For a wooden one I would have voted too, and also paid toward it; but for the iron one I will not spend a cent. For my part they can do what they please; I wi l have nothing to do with it any more. F.: My good friend, I should not have expected this of you: although you expressed yourself similarly, when we wanted to build the new church. And now you, perhaps, mean to leave the congregation on account of snch a trifle. Don't you see, how foolishly you act? You say, you would have contributed something for a wooden fence; but for an iron one you will not. VVhy not? simply because you cannot have your way. It is foolish in itself, that you so stubbornly insist upon your own opinion. Leaving out of consideration, that a wooden fence does not look as well as an iron one, nor lasts half as long and therefore in the end is dearer than the former, the whole a mere trifle.--But the fact, that you oppose it, is more important. In the congregation meeting you could have spoken against it. When the motion had been made and seconded, the pastor asked, whether there are any objections to the motion. Then you said nothing. Why did you not ask for the floor then? K.: Vhat should I say then? It would not have been of any use. The majority were for it any-way. Besides I cannot express myself properly. I become excited F.: and be in to use abusive language. Aye, that is time old Adam. But it is our duty to overcome it. At the...
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  • Paperback | 986 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 49mm | 1,724g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979494
  • 9781236979490