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Easter in Sardinia

AFCDorset

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It's a catholic thing. When we lived in Spain we saw such things on a regular basis.

We thought it very strange, a mix of the 'hoods' as above and weird kinds of 'paramilitary' uniforms parading around the streets, often around Semana Santa, though other times of the year too.

One year, we went to to the Good Friday procession in Malaga, as spectators, and got caught up in the actual procession. I am not a religious person but I found the sense of community and togetherness almost overwhelming, never experienced anything else quite like it.
 

sabredunce

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One year, we went to to the Good Friday procession in Malaga, as spectators, and got caught up in the actual procession. I am not a religious person but I found the sense of community and togetherness almost overwhelming, never experienced anything else quite like it.

So no doubt you ran up to the participants and distributed cartoons of Jesus sucking a dick. Freedom of speech, right?
 

AFCDorset

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The Sards take their religious celebrations very seriously. Sadly the last year has seen them curtailed.
Indeed, no processions in Malaga this year either.

On an altogether different level, we were out for a walk on Sunday morning and walking through Poole Old Town, a piano started playing and then people started singing, we emerged into the church square and there was a piano and a pulpit set up on the church steps and a congregation of around 50 - 60 on folding chairs in front. We stopped outside the churchyard with a dozen or so others just listening and watching.

As I have said, I am not remotely religious but I found the occasion quite moving, so much so that after a few minutes I had to walk away before I burst into tears.
 

Adumass

Bentleys Roofer
also not religious, but i have noticed that the 'feel' of attending a vibrant church service and being at a football match are not a million miles apart from each other. the shared purpose, the community of people, the singing.
 

Richardvanles

Bill Poster
I’m not religious, I remember standing in the Sistine chapel listening to the guards screaming at the folk who dared take a photo on the ceiling.
Reminded me why I’m not religious.
 

sixthswan

Mod Roofer
I'm not religious either; but I don't think there is any doctrine about taking photos at the Sistine Chapel.

That sounds like a man-made rule, in a man-made building, containing a man-made work of art.

You won't find religion in any building.
 

Richardvanles

Bill Poster
I'm not religious either; but I don't think there is any doctrine about taking photos at the Sistine Chapel.

That sounds like a man-made rule, in a man-made building, containing a man-made work of art.

You won't find religion in any building.
The Church wouldn’t pay for the restoration, pleading poverty. Think it was the Japanese who paid for it with the understanding that they own the copyright.
 
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