Thursday, May 28, 2009

The ZigZag Café

We will be convening here at the ZigZag café, Suisse, on Thursdays for conversation and dialogue. I invite you to stop by every Thursday for the question of the day. Your thoughts and participation are most welcome. Pull up a stool, avec un café, un thé, ou un chocolat chaud, et un croissant, and join in here on Thursday at the ZZ café.

For today:

Here in Switzerland we still recognize something of the relevance of Ascension and Pentecost. That is to say, at least they’re days off for most. Do you think religious markers such as these are important for a culture?

4 comments:

Susan said...

I'm amazed that you get days off for Ascension and Pentecost. I lived in two countries and never heard of people getting days for these occasions.

I don't find religious markers (like Easter & Christmas) important in my culture. How do you find they effect your culture?

Greg said...

Susan,
Thanks. These types of religious marker don't actually mean too much here. They are seen as traditional days off for a party or some other activity that has nothing to do with real meaning of what is celebrated on these days. Any religious effect is minimal.

harry coe maynard said...

Hi ya'll from God's country,

Watched the Hidding Place this week with Corrie Ten Boom, What did they celebrate during the occupation? Or under Communism,in Eastern Europe, or in a Musslim Nation.

Be Thankful for what we have.

Might I ask for prayer for my Nephew Justin, spent a week at L'Abri 3 years ago.
He gets married and they go To China as missionaries to teach English at a University paid by the Govnt( things have changed.

HCM

Greg said...

Thanks Harry coe. Will do.