Georgia: Pilgrims seek wish fulfilment at monk's tomb

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Georgia: Pilgrims seek wish fulfilment at monk's tomb

#1  Postby DougC » Jan 07, 2014 9:16 pm

[urlhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-25639381][/url]
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Pilgrims have flocked to a saint's tomb in Georgia in the hope their wishes will be granted, it appears.
Father Gabriel - who died in 1995 and was later canonized - was rumoured to have made the promise in a vision to a local nun, a story that spread through social media and word of mouth.
Two wishes would supposedly be granted to those who arrived at the tomb before Orthodox Christmas - which falls today

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Re: Georgia: Pilgrims seek wish fulfilment at monk's tomb

#2  Postby trubble76 » Jan 08, 2014 10:46 am

Whenever I talk about this sort of religious stupidity, I'm patronisingly told that my view of religion is naive and fundamentalist and that no real christians believe in this kind of magic and so on.
The fact is, the so-called sophisticated christians simply lie to me and themselves about the christian faith.
The christianity which they claim is a strawman is in fact alive and well and praying for magic.
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