Photographer's Note

I have recently presented a statue of the Pope John Paul II. This time a statue of another important religious figure, Martin Luther. If somebody would like to say that all Catholic priests are conservative, here you are: Martin Luther was a Catholic priest. Moreover, Copernicus was a Catholic priest. Basically, the most brilliant minds in the Middle Ages were among the priests because they spend some extra time on education. It seems that nobody is perfect though. I discussed it in a different note, Pope John Paul II had areas in which he was brilliant, like politics or theology, but he entirely ignored the incoming problem of the child abuse by Catholic clergy, which devastated the church in the west. Albert Einstein, as everybody knows, has revolutionized physics, and yet till his death he never approved quantum mechanics, saying that "God doesn't play dice". Martin Luther, for example, was quite a devoted anti-Semite. As wikipedia says, "Luther expressed antagonistic, violent views towards Jews and called for the burnings of their synagogues and their deaths". Ironically one of the dogma of Catholic church which Luther questioned was the infallibility of the Pope. Basically saying that nobody is perfect. That is most certainly true: nobody is perfect! Keeping that in mind I think it is wrong to vandalize monuments. I think it is worth to closer look at the important figures from the past, learn from their achievements and from theirs errors as well.

This picture was taken in front of the Frauenkiche (behind my back here) at Neumarkt, one of the most beautiful spots in Dresden. I suppose while on this square, everybody rather looks in the opposite direction,
In fact I have showed here a photo taken towards Frauenkirche from between the little trees which you can spot there:

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