Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Hymns of Peace in a Land of Violence

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Read Juan Cole's post on Christmas in the Middle East. It's pretty sad -- and the lines from "Silent Night" between the violent death described in each paragraph make it sadder still.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but seeing the words of one of the loveliest Christmas hymns ever written superimposed on a backdrop of war atrocities in the very place where Jesus was born is depressing beyond words.

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