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Motorcycle pilgrims pay
homage to Guatemala´s
´Black Christ´

Agence France-Presse, by Staff

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 2/2/2013 6:02:52 PM

Some 35,000 motorcyclists roared through the streets of Guatemala City Saturday for an annual pilgrimage to the Cristo Negro -- the shrine of the Black Christ -- one of this country´s most venerated icons. (Snip) Once referred to as the "spiritual center of Central America" by Pope John Paul II, the Basilica of Esquipulas attracts thousands of pilgrims each year to to pay homage to the Black Christ statue, which was carved in 1595. It is seen as so much a part of Guatemala´s heritage that a postage stamp has been minted to commemorate the pilgrimage.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 2/2/2013 6:07:36 PM     (No. 9154859)

And MSM pilgrims pay homage daily to their own "Black Christ".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/2/2013 6:14:53 PM     (No. 9154869)

I don´t care if it rains or freezes....

...long as I got my motorcycle Jesus.






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Reply 3 - Posted by: trapper, 2/2/2013 8:05:33 PM     (No. 9154992)

35,00 people gathering in one place to view a symbol that causes them all to turn their thoughts and attention to God. Why is that not a good thing?

Meanwhile, in America, the entire country will be treated to a Superbowl halftime show that, if the disgusting satan/isis worship ritual from last year is any indicator, will have Beyonce promoting her husband´s Osiris worhip. Watch for a fixation on eyes, pentagrams, pyramids, and other occult symbolism. If a goat´s head appears again I´m turning it off.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: pegmo, 2/2/2013 8:36:43 PM     (No. 9155024)

It´s not a good thing because it´s idolatry. Idolatry is condemned in the bible. Bowing down to anything made by the hands of men as opposed to the Living God is sin before a Holy God. Hopefully you already know this because you have read the bible where God is very, very, very clear about how He views idolatry.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: 3rdjerseyman, 2/2/2013 10:18:58 PM     (No. 9155088)

It´s not an "idol." It´s a representation. No one is praying to a statue. They are gathering to venerate Christ together. The statue is a representation of the living Christ. Idols are graven images venerated as being occupied by the "god" or spirit being worshiped.

You Puritans wrecked an awful lot of great art when you smashed England´s patrimony. So, try to contain your anti-Catholic bigotry. We´ll forgive you regardless.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pegmo, 2/3/2013 7:40:58 PM     (No. 9156396)

No, its an idol. And Christ was not black.....man making an image of Christ from his own imagination...a god of his own making based on himself. It isn´t an image of God. And it won´t turn their mind to God or the Jesus of the bible...it points them to ´another Christ´. And I never have smashed any art just to let you know. I love art....just make an effort to avoid idolatry as we all should.

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