Sunday, October 9, 2011
Pastor Ken Burns
I did enjoy the perspectives on the major figures in Prohibition (especially some of those more behind the scenes as directors of the movement than the figures well known to me from history). I also found it intriguing that Prohibition was partially caused by those over confident political leaders who did not think enough states would ratify the amendment to the constitution. Prudent, maybe, but not the most telling political wisdom!
What I found most interesting was the characterization of Lutherans and Baptists -- the Lutherans drank in public and worshiped in secret while the Baptists worship in public and drank in secret! Now there is a line. Down my way I often joke that the Baptists have become so liberal that they actually wave to each other in the liquor store. Of course, this is a oblique reference to close(d) communion and to the fellowship of the table for those who belong as opposed to "y'all come."
Well, that is only after Part 1 and I still have to catch up with Part 2 (since I had a Bible study and Compline I had to miss the initial showing...).