… never realise that there have always been voices who say a particular religion is about to die. They’re almost always wrong. Friedrich Schleiermacher writes in “On Religion: Speeches to its Cultured Despisers“:
Judaism has long been a dead religion and those who at present still bear its colours are actually sitting and mourning beside the undecaying mummy and weeping over its demise and its sad legacy.
Your Correspondent, Once french kissed a dog at a party to try to impress what turned out to be a very tall 12 year old