Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Israel and Saudi Arabia Push Religious Tourism Hard

Saudi Arabia sees a lagging future in oil and they have shifted their attention to religious tourism since they want to share the joy of going to Mecca where you can shuffle around in circles in the baking hot sun while muttering something or other.  The attraction of this is obvious and, naturally, Saudi Arabia stakes its future on it.

Not to be outdone, Israel has opened the Tomb where Jesus was.  (RT:  Jesus Christ’s ‘tomb’ opens to public after restoration)

Tourist:  what do I see if I go there?

Nothin'.  That's kind of the point, mate.  He rose from the dead and you read about that, right?  He ain't there.

The site will open to the public on Wednesday

© Ronen Zvulun / Reuters

A burial tomb believed to have held the body of Jesus Christ before his resurrection will open to the public on Wednesday. The tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem underwent nine months of restoration.

A team from the National Technical University of Athens (NTU) carried out intensive restoration on a small structure known as the ‘Edicule’ (little house) within the church, containing the tomb and burial bed believed to have once held the body of Jesus Christ.

During the restoration the team removed a slab of marble that had been placed over the bed in 1555AD to prevent pilgrims removing rocks from the holy site, exposing the original limestone shelf for the first time in centuries.

- RT

Too bad Geraldo Rivera missed that.

According to scripture, the body of Christ was laid in the tomb following his crucifixion. After three days he was discovered to be missing and said to have appeared over a period of 40 days before ascending into heaven.

- RT

There's the holiest of holy telling them he ain't there but that won't stop the tourists.

Perhaps you could review the history just a tiny bit and then consider ... if Jesus came to Earth again, to which country can you be sure he would never, ever go.  We asked him about going back to Israel recently and he shouted, "Fuck you," and then started throwing shoes before shouting, "I remember the last damn time I was there.  I ain't a'goin' back."

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