some great photo's here about christian traditions and rituals throughout the world.
http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/holy_week_2010.html#photo38

Not meaning to cause a debate about the sake of religion.

58 Comments

  • Travis Cook

    lol, just so people know, these are not christians. they're crazy religious people
  • Craig Robson

    great photographs! this says it all.
  • joeROOSTER

    Travis Cook said: lol, just so people know, these are not christians. they're crazy religious people

    ha!
  • Randi

    Travis Cook said: lol, just so people know, these are not christians. they're crazy religious people

    Those two things are not mutually exclusive.
  • derekdeal

    pretty horrifying
  • Joshua Jordan

    Randi said:
    Travis Cook said: lol, just so people know, these are not christians. they're crazy religious people

    Those two things are not mutually exclusive.

    They are also not equal.
  • dovemans

    Travis Cook said: lol, just so people know, these are not christians. they're crazy religious people

    I think sitting in a giant hall for 2 hours listening to some old dude who might have touched your children is more crazy than what is going on in half of those pictures.
    Some things look like fun.
  • Joshua Jordan

    dovemans said:
    Travis Cook said: lol, just so people know, these are not christians. they're crazy religious people

    I think sitting in a giant hall for 2 hours listening to some old dude who might have touched your children is more crazy than what is going on in half of those pictures.
    Some things look like fun.

    I think the majority of people on this site make claims with no substantial evidence to back them.
  • Bob Kawa

    are people still surprised overly religious people are crazy?
  • MSTR_CTRL

    Travis Cook said: lol, just so people know, these are not christians. they're crazy religious people

    Most Christians are crazy people.

    Craig Robson said: great photographs! this says it all.

    man, no shit! that says everything about every religion in the world!
  • mikedot

    shut the fuck up about religion and look at the photos you retards
  • MSTR_CTRL

    mikedot said: shut the fuck up about religion and look at the photos you retards

    Seeing as the photos are regarding religion, it's going to spark religious conversation.
  • Bob Kawa

    XxSLIPxX said:
    Travis Cook said: lol, just so people know, these are not christians. they're crazy religious people

    Anyone who believes that a man was born without sexual union, Died... i mean DIED, buried and than came back to life and his entire flesh and blood body(Thomas supposedly put his fingers in his wounds) ascends to heaven all without any contemporary evidence to support these claims in my book is crazy. You don't have to go to church or speak in tongues. If you believe this i would say you're pretty crazy.

    and now it's time for the same exact religious debate that happens everytime someone mentions religion.
  • mikedot

    I cant believe there are people who believe in zombie jesus lol! Flying spaghetti monster! I choose logic. Im athiest deal with it! Dawkins Dawkins Dawkins Dawkins hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
  • rabmcmlxxxvii

    XxSLIPxX said:
    Raoul Duke said: There's more manuscript evidence for the new testament than any other ancient historical document.

    and that is because of the strangle hold the "christian empire" had over Rome and surrounding regions. They would torture you and kill you if you didn't believe otherwise. So yeah it would only make sense that it has the most manuscript evidence.

    you know that for a large portion of the history of christianity, they were the ones that were killed and tortured. not justifying any group doing this by any means. but to say thats why the new testament has the most manuscript evidence doesnt seem right.
  • _starryeyez_

    derekdeal said: pretty horrifying

    ditto! most of them look horrible,creepy :(
  • rabmcmlxxxvii

    XxSLIPxX said:
    rabmcmlxxxvii said:
    XxSLIPxX said:
    Raoul Duke said: There's more manuscript evidence for the new testament than any other ancient historical document.

    and that is because of the strangle hold the "christian empire" had over Rome and surrounding regions. They would torture you and kill you if you didn't believe otherwise. So yeah it would only make sense that it has the most manuscript evidence.

    you know that for a large portion of the history of christianity, they were the ones that were killed and tortured. not justifying any group doing this by any means. but to say thats why the new testament has the most manuscript evidence doesnt seem right.

    They weren't persecuted for there beliefs but for going around stirring up crowds calling people heretics and such. the fact is the Roman Empire lasted more than a thousand years and persecuted Christians for fewer than twelve of them. The 'Christian Empire' also lasted more than a thousand years and persecuted non-Christians through all of them.

    wasnt trying to say they excussivly the were. they were persecuted by romans for being a jewish sect in the begining (and by the jewish leaders for the same reason. then just used as a scapegoat for whatever went wrong, nero blaming christians for the fire. and the persecution lasted til constantine's mommy made him be nice to them in like the 300's. so it became romes offical religion and when the empire fell the papacy took over.

    in the end the way the church and christianity fits into history, they play a huge part in the spread/rise of western civilization.

    side note: i was born and raised catholic and i agree that religious fanaticism is the worst thing ever.
  • Travis Cook

    XxSLIPxX said:
    rabmcmlxxxvii said:
    XxSLIPxX said:
    Raoul Duke said: There's more manuscript evidence for the new testament than any other ancient historical document.

    and that is because of the strangle hold the "christian empire" had over Rome and surrounding regions. They would torture you and kill you if you didn't believe otherwise. So yeah it would only make sense that it has the most manuscript evidence.

    you know that for a large portion of the history of christianity, they were the ones that were killed and tortured. not justifying any group doing this by any means. but to say thats why the new testament has the most manuscript evidence doesnt seem right.

    They weren't persecuted for there beliefs but for going around stirring up crowds calling people heretics and such. the fact is the Roman Empire lasted more than a thousand years and persecuted Christians for fewer than twelve of them. The 'Christian Empire' also lasted more than a thousand years and persecuted non-Christians through all of them.

    You, good sir, are wrong. Find me some hard evidence that christians persecuted and killed people for not believing the same thing as them and I will stop thinking you're a dumbass.
  • Andrew Haines

    antzs69 said:
    mikedot said: Dawkins Dawkins Dawkins Dawkins hurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    From now on, every single religious debate should be flooded with this at some point.

    lolol agreed. Religion isn't real, its all ancient aliens guys, look at paintings and read ;)
  • Sam Montana

    Awesome.
  • dovemans

    heavyprints said:
    Travis Cook said:
    You, good sir, are wrong. Find me some hard evidence that christians persecuted and killed people for not believing the same thing as them and I will stop thinking you're a dumbass.

    Seriously?

    Does "The Crusades" ring a bell? I mean.. what?

    You guys arguing about religion is like watching a retard fight sometimes. From both sides.

    The photos are great, btw.

    the inquisition?
  • MetalHand

    heavyprints said:
    Travis Cook said:
    You, good sir, are wrong. Find me some hard evidence that christians persecuted and killed people for not believing the same thing as them and I will stop thinking you're a dumbass.

    WOW that just cant be real.
  • mark bisson

    Travis Cook said:
    XxSLIPxX said:
    rabmcmlxxxvii said:
    XxSLIPxX said:
    Raoul Duke said: There's more manuscript evidence for the new testament than any other ancient historical document.

    and that is because of the strangle hold the "christian empire" had over Rome and surrounding regions. They would torture you and kill you if you didn't believe otherwise. So yeah it would only make sense that it has the most manuscript evidence.

    you know that for a large portion of the history of christianity, they were the ones that were killed and tortured. not justifying any group doing this by any means. but to say thats why the new testament has the most manuscript evidence doesnt seem right.

    They weren't persecuted for there beliefs but for going around stirring up crowds calling people heretics and such. the fact is the Roman Empire lasted more than a thousand years and persecuted Christians for fewer than twelve of them. The 'Christian Empire' also lasted more than a thousand years and persecuted non-Christians through all of them.

    You, good sir, are wrong. Find me some hard evidence that christians persecuted and killed people for not believing the same thing as them and I will stop thinking you're a dumbass.

    its not like hes saying that all christians are going to kill non believers. but saying what you just said is almost like saying the holocaust never happened. just because you're christian doesnt mean you have to not believe that christians ever did bad things. you know how many wars were caused because of religion? a lot. religion really is the worst folly of man.
  • MetalHand

    Saying what you just said is almost like saying...
  • mark bisson

    MetalHand said: Saying what you just said is almost like saying...

    ? i wasnt referring to you
  • MetalHand

    markbisson said:
    MetalHand said: Saying what you just said is almost like saying...

    ? i wasnt referring to you

    i know i know but isn't that written terrible wrong?
  • connor

    MetalHand said:
    heavyprints said:
    Travis Cook said:
    You, good sir, are wrong. Find me some hard evidence that christians persecuted and killed people for not believing the same thing as them and I will stop thinking you're a dumbass.

    WOW that just cant be real.

    hahahaha
  • Masked Clothing

    In my opinion: RELIGION IS JUST SOMETHING TO OCCUPY PEOPLES MINDS SO THEY DON'T GO INSANE FROM THINKING THAT YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE AND THATS IT! (dunno why I caps that I wasn't really yelling) It also keeps people in order from causing trouble. Whatever makes you happy though makes me happy so do what you do.
    I am a very spiritual man, but not religious.
  • connor

    Masked Clothing said: Whatever makes you happy though makes me happy so do what you do.

    Absolutely, as long as it doesn't hurt anybody, which Christianity does.
  • Masked Clothing

    connor said:
    Masked Clothing said: Whatever makes you happy though makes me happy so do what you do.

    Absolutely, as long as it doesn't hurt anybody, which Christianity does.

    I think theres nothing that doesn't hurt someone else in someway. Even all of us in the clothing industry imagine how many people bloodied their fingers making clothes for us to print on. If you practice Christianity and don't push it on others then your doing it for the right reasons just to satisfy your own interests. I just practice living life and being awesome thats my religion. I do believe in god as an energy though and that Jesus was a very kind person or for all we know he could have been an alien. No one really knows anything and all that we do know can be changed in a second. Nothing is predictable because one day we could all suddenly start flying and there goes everything we ever knew.

    Edit: I'm actually really thinking through this thing that Jesus was just not from this planet. It would explain a lot. I also believe that humans are not from this planet and that the air is whats killing us. Its not the right air for us. We are from somewhere else or maybe just I am.
  • connor

    Masked Clothing said:
    connor said:
    Masked Clothing said: Whatever makes you happy though makes me happy so do what you do.

    Absolutely, as long as it doesn't hurt anybody, which Christianity does.

    I think theres nothing that doesn't hurt someone else in someway.

    Okay, okay. But there is a line.

    Besides, regardless of whether people believe in every single word of the bible or just their favourite parts, it is all in the name of christianity, and christianity is an 'organisation' which has killed, hurt and segregated for years and years and unfortunately, will continue to do so.
  • Travis Cook

    lol
  • connor

    curiouserandcuriouser said:
    XxSLIPxX said: Yes..quote Paul since he is probably the inventor of Jesus Christ.

    /end thread with a home run
  • c.G.

    XxSLIPxX said: Yes..quote Paul since he is probably the inventor of Jesus Christ.

    someone obviously got touched as a little kid.
  • Masked Clothing

    connor said:
    Masked Clothing said:
    connor said:
    Masked Clothing said: Whatever makes you happy though makes me happy so do what you do.

    Absolutely, as long as it doesn't hurt anybody, which Christianity does.

    I think theres nothing that doesn't hurt someone else in someway.

    Okay, okay. But there is a line.

    Besides, regardless of whether people believe in every single word of the bible or just their favourite parts, it is all in the name of christianity, and christianity is an 'organisation' which has killed, hurt and segregated for years and years and unfortunately, will continue to do so.

    I think if anyone is gonna claim to be some sort of religion then they should follow it to its full extent. I wouldn't claim being a Crip or Blood unless I was fully committed in living a full on gang lifestyle. As for the bible though I don't understand how people don't understand that anything can be written to start a religion. Perfect example is Scientology. The bible was just written 54263463456 years ago so people follow anything thats so old. Theres also 5634564356 versions of the bible. Everything I wrote is kinda scattered around the place, but for me religion is caused by fear/the need to believe in something to help you out in various ways. I also understand that believing in something or relying on something to push you in life other then your own thoughts and will power does help.
  • DCBeatty

    mikedot said: shut the fuck up about religion and look at the photos you retards
  • Bob Kawa

    wahh I'm the people of emptees and I have serious opinions about religion wahh
  • Sam Montana

    Every single thread that has the word 'religion' in it turns out into something really long, boring and pointless.

    So here's a bunny with a pancake on it head.

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