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Bethlehem sees record pilgrim crowd for Christmas

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posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 05:45 AM
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Bethlehem sees record pilgrim crowd for Christmas


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BETHLEHEM, West Bank — The largest number of pilgrims in a decade have gathered in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas, with tens of thousands flocking to the Church of the Nativity, built on the site where tradition holds Jesus was born, for prayers Saturday morning.

Israeli military officials, who coordinate movement in and out of the West Bank, said over 100,000 pilgrims have come to the town since Christmas Eve, compared to about 50,000 last year.

They said this is the merriest Christmas i
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posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 05:45 AM
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Well Merry Christmas ATS!!


Happy Birthday To: Jesus, Horus, Osiris, Attis of Phrygia, Krishna, Zoroaster/Zarathustra, Mithra of Persia, Hercules, Dionysus, Tammuz, Adonis, Hermes, Bacchus, Prometheus, Quetzalcoatl.

Record crowds that appear to be festive are gathering around the holy sites celebrating Jesus birth. The dwindling Christian population are showing up in record numbers this year to celebrate there faith.

Bravo.

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posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 06:37 AM
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Oh that would have been amazing to see it.


thank you for posting this here. I had no idea. How wonderful.



posted on Dec, 25 2010 @ 09:35 AM
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Dwindling Christian numbers eh? I wouldn't bet on it.

I think this, most of all shows exactly what people think about the state of the world that we live in. I'm sure if you asked many of these pilgrims, the reason they chose this year is possibly because that in years to come the journey may be impossible.

Nonetheless, I would be hard pressed to say that come next year even more will come. Should there be a chance the year following, I would hazard to say even more. Thus is the current status of our world. People will jump to faith more and more, and rightly so.



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