The portrait of Mozart in Amadeus is rather accurate, but overdrawn and exaggerated. His letters, above all those to his cousin "Bäsle" (Anna Maria Thekla Mozart), betray his inclination towards scatological word-games. As Martin Esslin puts it, "[…] in his letters Mozart reveals himself as an individual of earthy sexuality and scantological expressiveness". Nonetheless, it is hardly probable that he should use the same language in his relations at court. His "unforgettable piercing and infantile" giggle is likewise an invention.
The Roman emperor Diocletian,
following an edict in 303 A.D.,
failed to stamp the Bible out.
The French Revolution could
not crush it with secular
philosophy (Rousseau, one
of its heroes, converted to
Christianity). The Communists
failed to stamp it out with
atheism and political ideology.
One might well ask why this
book has been banned, burned,
and bludgeoned with such
animosity and scorn. The
great Reformation hero John
Calvin responds in this way:
"Whenever people slander
God's word, they show they
feel within its power, however
unwillingly or reluctantly." - Joe Boot
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a personal relationship with
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Wist u dat de God van u houdt?
Avez-vous su que Dieu vous aime?
Wußten Sie, daß Gott Sie liebt?
Avete saputo che il dio li ama?
Você soube que o deus o ama?
¿Usted sabía que el dios le ama?
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And it came to pass in those days that
a decree went out from Caesar Augustus
that all the world should be registered.
This census first took place while
Quirinius was governing Syria. So
all went to be registered, everyone
to his own city. Joseph also went up
from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judea, to the city of David, which
is called Bethlehem, because he was of
the house and lineage of David, to be
registered with Mary, his betrothed wife,
who was with child. So it was, that while
they were there, the days were completed
for her to be delivered. And she brought
forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him
in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger,
because there was no room for them in the inn.
Now there were in the same country shepherds
living out in the fields, keeping watch over
their flock by night. And behold, an angel
of the Lord stood before them, and the glory
of the Lord shone around them, and they were
greatly afraid. Then the angel said to them,
"Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy which will be to
all people. For there is born to you this day
in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ
the Lord. And this will be the sign to you:
You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling
cloths, lying in a manger." And suddenly there
was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God and saying: "Glory to God
in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill
toward men!" So it was, when the angels had
gone away from them into heaven, that the
shepherds said to one another, "Let us now
go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has
come to pass, which the Lord has made known
to us." And they came with haste and found
Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.
Now when they had seen Him, they made widely
known the saying which was told them concerning
this Child. And all those who heard it marveled at
those things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things and pondered them
in her heart. Then the shepherds returned, glorifying
and praising God for all the things that they had heard
and seen, as it was told them. And when eight days
were completed for the circumcision of the Child,
His name was called Jesus, the name given by the
angel before He was conceived in the womb.
The Bible is no mere book, but a Living Creature,
with a power that conquers all that oppose it.
That Book accounts for the supremacy of England.
- Queen Victoria
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