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Sunday, December 19. 2010
A re-post from last year -
Our dear friend Nathan, a Jewish more-or-less atheist, decided to attend midnight Mass at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem this year. Good on him. His snaps and comments below:
His description of the experience begins:
I spent Midnight Mass with Mahmoud Abbas and a few thousand close -- that is tightly packed -- worshippers in the Church of hte Nativity in Bethlehem.
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"And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord...and suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
I fear that no residents left in Bethlehem remembers these text anymore...as most if not all of the Palestinian Christians have left Palestine. Most of the immigrants to America who are of Palestinian or Lebanese origin are CHRISTIAN, not muslim.
Please tell me wtf is a "Jewish atheist"?
Really, what does that mean?
Under the security conditions created by Israel, the tourism to Bethlehem is even larger this year.
Meanwhile, oppression, persecution and murder of Christians increases in most Moslem countries.
Meanwhile, the major media and most Christian leaders either or both muffle their defense of Christians or criticize Israel. -- "Peace on earth" sounds hollow from their lips.
That's because they really "PC on Earth" and we all know where that ultimately leads.
Doh...hit send before completing thought...
That's because what they really mean is "PC on Earth" and we all know where that ultimately leads.