The Walls Between Us
Last updated 7/30/2018 at 2:29pm
Many years ago when we lived in Europe, I took this picture in the graveyard in Roermond in the southern part of the Netherlands. For centuries the town was ruled by French, Germans, Spanish and Dutch, as various peoples vied for power and control.
However, the most significant was the long struggle between the Roman Catholics in the south next to Belgium and the Protestant Calvinists in the north. The tensions were great between peoples, even neighbors. Distrust was rampant. During the Spanish rule, the Inquisition was carried out; witchcraft and heresy were reported so that, in 1613, 64...