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Good Friday in Jerusalem: finding a cross

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Christian Holy Week is upon us, commemorating the crucifixion of our alleged Lord and Savior on Friday and his alleged resurrection on Sunday, and I am here, your certified religion correspondent, to offer some practical guidance to those of you who might be journeying to Jerusalem to mark these solemn events. Tomorrow, Friday, you will certainly want to walk the Via Dolorosa, that being the way that Jesus allegedly walked from his place of condemnation ...


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wmarincic
April 5, 2012
7:08 a.m.

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King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

JIMOCONNOR
April 5, 2012
8:33 a.m.

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Your sophistism, or, sophmorism is showing. I'd have appreciated more chiding of the comercialism, than of honest but missguided acts of faith

ljoconnor
April 5, 2012
8:35 a.m.

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Carl, Your wife is certainly long-suffering - probably a Saint in the making! I love reading about your journeys even if they are somewhat irreverent at times. As Jesus said; "You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." Happy Easter. He is Risen. Cheers, Larry

paulhiatt
April 5, 2012
8:49 a.m.

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Carl,I suggest you go to Mecca during a Hajj and write in the same vein regarding Islam as you do about Judaism and Christianity. The reaction from that community would be interesting, to say the least.

Woodrow
April 5, 2012
10:36 a.m.

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Carl - While I find your general disrespect to Christianity bothering, I do have to agree with you about the circus that some religious folks have made of it. Just as Jesus overturned the money tables of the money grubbers in the temple over two millenia ago, I'm sure He today condemns the same spirit of commercialization of His death and resurrection.

catherine9966
April 5, 2012
11:34 a.m.

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love you Carl!!

bsmaven
April 5, 2012
3:16 p.m.

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good one paul. Tell him to ask Salman Rushdie or the Danish cartoonist whether they would rather publish in Israel the intolerant, tribal jewish state or Greater Palestine after Hamas consolidates control.

CharlesGeorge
April 6, 2012
10:30 a.m.

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Love You Carl!

ChuckD
April 7, 2012
2:58 p.m.

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@Woodrow - the "circus" extends well past the crass commercialism. I hope Jesus would also overturn the self-proclaimed victimization and the self-righteousness of those frauds who would call themselves Christian for the sake of some personal empowerment.

Thanks for the sanity Carl.

Woodrow
April 7, 2012
3:02 p.m.

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ChuckD - Can't disagree with you on that..

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