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Lesson Plans


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Henry Taylor (taylorh)
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 18:49:48 -0700

>Before he turned to painting, Van Gogh was a failed preacher.


And before he failed... just a preacher. AND, before that, as a child, on
his way to church on mornings he passed through a graveyard wherein stood a
gravestone with HIS name on it.... A brother.... his parents recycled the
name. Devout family, he went to church a lot.

Is it true that his failure as a preacher occured because he lacked the
sober dispassionate demeanor demanded by the church fathers? Too emotionally
involved in the lives and economies of his parishioners?