… Rave. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
‘We should not expect all monuments to have been set up to entirely morally admirable people, even if they stand in a place of Christian worship. If, on the basis of contemporary moral judgments, we deface monuments or cause them to be taken down, then the debate is stifled and the opportunity to learn from past mistakes is lost. Our future is nothing without our past.’
Richard Hoptner, the fellow who taught me what little I know about carpentry, was apprenticed to be an ecclesiastical carver and joiner. He also did 25 bombing missions in World War II. Here is one of his sculptures.