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Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem to light torches and candles from a holy flame that 'miraculously' emerged from the tomb of Jesus in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the eve of Orthodox Easter.
Being atheist (or whatever), you don't understand that same way people don't understand what it's about having children if they don't have them. I'm not sure where families and communities of this people fit in this story. Same for the other parts of your comment - not sure about your point. Where I see people passionate about their religion, you see a riot. You don't have idea what it mean for them to attend this ritual in that very place. All I understand is that you hate them for following their rite, or maybe some other reasons and make up lame excuses for that.
It looked frantic and chaotic, I saw an almost desperation of the individual, clawing to the flame as if they were starving. The comfort and well being of their family and community surrounding them appeared to lose relevance. Seemingly blindly fixated on the ceremonial ritual of combusting matter. The tranquil spread of the worm glow from an ancient symbolic flame, rippling out, calmong and filling the surrounding soles with peace, hope and acceptance was what I expected to see with such a ceremony.
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