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In the Old Testament, God appeared as a war-God -- He would encourage religious wars and genocide; He encouraged stoning; He encouraged several violent things.
In the New Testament, God appeared in human flesh as a peace-God -- He encouraged non-violence even to the extent of self-sacrifice...
I am completely neutral here. All I want to say is that I am shocked. I am utterly shocked that the Buddha, the Prophet of a non-Christian Religion founded before Christ, could actually be a Christian Saint. If there is a chance for Buddha to be canonized, why not Plato? Why not Heraclitus? Why...
Wow, sounds like Spain to me!
That magic is favorable on that day is also a belief in the Philippines! Many of our "mangbabarang" (witches) would prepare their "lana"(magic oil) on that day. Creepy... *brrrrr*
BTW, where do you come from Augustin717? ;D
Blessed Pascha to all! Time to feast!
In the Philippines, it is customary that on Good Friday (Catholic) no one goes out of the house because of the belief that God is "dead" on that day. So the demons are lurking everywhere. Before, people didn't even take a bath on that day believing that blood would flow from the faucet!