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Initial post: 7 Jul 2012 12:16:42 BDT
DB says:
I have just returned from Lourdes again.
The beauty of the place and the people never fails to fill me with joy.
400 of us went and we had a great time. It was holy, funny, joyful, tiring and exhilirating and it is so full of love.
To watch the 150 children from our local schools who pay to go and give up their time to push wheelchairs and to help where they can gives us so much hope for the future.
Our 'canaries' (they all wear yellow T-shirts) are young people to be proud of in a time when the youth seem to get such a bad press.
I did pray there for all who would want or need my prayers on this site.

A very tired
Diane

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 12:34:12 BDT
Jim Guest says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 14:36:15 BDT
C. A. Small says:
DB- anyone regrow a missing leg or arm whilst you were there- no? what a surprise. Lourdes is a con job for the hard of thinking.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 14:45:56 BDT
Nasty reply...

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 14:47:06 BDT
C. A. Small says:
The truth often hurts.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 14:52:33 BDT
You mean "your truth"....

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:00:04 BDT
C. A. Small says:
No Simon, *the* truth. Truth as in evidenced reality. Not some deluded sky fairy b/s to con/manipulate the very ill and the very stupid.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:00:39 BDT
Simon doesn't believe in truths. It's one of the truths that he lives by.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:01:47 BDT
Silly...

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:02:50 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:03:08 BDT
C. A. Small says:
Hi Sam, interesting that Lourdes is still popular, then again so is astrology, and chinese herbal medicine. I guess reality is not something these people need in their lives!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:13:07 BDT
"the Fount believes nothing"

Spot the contradiction...

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:13:52 BDT
People will still plod along on their pilgrimages despite that there's nothing there.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:18:04 BDT
Enlighten us...

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:18:49 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:19:19 BDT
Nothing...no grass...no people...no animals...wwhhoo....

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:20:45 BDT
"Wisdom must be gathered. It cannot be given."

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:36:55 BDT
Get gathering then cos you ain't got any!!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:42:20 BDT
Withnail says:
Donny: Are these the Nazis, Walter?
Walter Sobchak: No, Donny, these men are nihilists. There's nothing to be afraid of.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 15:58:01 BDT
You would have got bonus marks for recognising the quote, but sorry, no points for you. I'm sure you're used to it by now.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 16:20:58 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 16:46:13 BDT
Spin says:
DB: I have visited Lourdes twice and it is without doubt a beautiful, peaceful place.There is a distinct sense or atmosphere of the holy, but whether this indicates a real presence or is simply an emergent property of the gathered faithful, I do not know. What I do know is that it a pilgrimage to Lourdes is not only a humbling experience, but one which makes you realise the value of life, regardless of ones religious beliefs, or lack of them. The night-time candle-light procession is truly moving... Unfortunately, the experience of witnessing so many poor souls hoping for a cure for thier disabilities, makes me angry with a deity who seems not to care. But, as has been pointed out to me, the pilgimage heals the mind, not the body...and that is something I agree with, as it certainly "healed" mine...

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 18:37:02 BDT
DB says:
C.a.
About 6 million people each year go to Lourdes. Most of the religious visitors are there simply to honour Our Lady and to join in prayer with others. There have been recorded cures over the years, but Our Lady never mentioned, or promised them. The request was merely that people 'come in procession'.
Lourdes can mean many different things to different people. As Spin says, it can be a place of healing of the mind. It also heals the spirit and gives us renewed energy to face the world.
Perhaps you would enjoy a pilgrimage yourself.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 18:42:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Jul 2012 19:40:59 BDT
Withnail says:
Isn't it a bit funny that people have to go to Lourdes to get healed? Why doesn't God heal people where they are? If people do need to travel couldn't we have a Lourdes franchise? Maybe we could close all the hospitals and just have a Lourdes health centre built on the site.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Jul 2012 18:48:25 BDT
Jim Guest says:
Maybe you'll get takers when you start on the backlog of answers about your religion that you need to supply.
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