posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 03:59 AM
I grew up in Greece. As long as I remember myself I always heard about crying paintings in churches. mysteriously apearing paintings of saint at
caves, ''holy places''.etc, miracles of all kinds
Some advertise they have the clothes of Mary, Saints, pieces from the cross and many other scums like this, that has been debunked through times but
fanatic religious people don't want to see the truth
they see only through the eyes of faith! Sadly
It's a scum, it always was a scum...
I still remember how in most cases in the news , the church maintence guy had putted a thin plastic frame behind the painting with same frequented
water. Each time someone puts a little pressure on the frame it starts droping...
Thats was case in at least 15een different incidents
It's a common tactic in Greece, specialy at older times where the people were too naive and too supersticious...
So common that none really pays much attention, Asmost every church has a painting that has done ''miracles''
But sadly these charlatans continue till this day...
I understand that many of you (people of faith)_have all the good willing, to believe in many of these ''miracles''
But please do not bite in their scums. Don't give them ''fuel'' to continue deceiving...
There are a lot of charlatans inside Christianity (priests, pastors, etc) who fake those kind of things to attract attention for advertising their
church, village or for personal agendas like fame, and or money.
A priest would get much more respect and he was seen as a blessed person if he had a cring painting or some sort of miracle happened in his church..
People used to pay priests extra money for blessing themselfs, their homes, bussiness or even their cars and motorbikes!
I still remember a certain day, the priest coming to our house and after 2 minutes of praying he left with the equivalent of 50e in his pocket. He
would go to all house's in his area and if someone didn't opened the door for him then he was consider evil by the neighborhood and the priest would
read an anathema (aphorism) for him in church.
Things have got a lot better overtime, with much less religious madness but Greek religious society is not at all
what we would call open minded or adapted to modern times
No wonder why I became an atheist!