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Holy Week around the world
April 6th, 2012
08:15 AM ET

Holy Week around the world

(CNN)–Members of the Spanish Legion carry a statue of "Christ of the Good Death" to Santo Domingo de Guzman Church during a Holy Week procession.

Click here to see a high resolution gallery of Holy Week being celebrated around the world.

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  1. Everett Wallace

    Everyday is Holy when you speak of GOD THE FATHER and mind you religious folk JESUS is NOT GOD THE FATHER. HE is GOD THE SON.

    April 28, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
  2. Iqbal Khan

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m4KW-dysKk&w=640&h=390]

    April 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
  3. Iqbal Khan

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEPMYqg0EeM&w=640&h=390]

    April 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
  4. Iqbal Khan

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc8MCSDBauY&w=640&h=390]

    April 10, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
  5. Muneef

    Find out the truth of things by your self;

    Kindly read to the last to understand the difference of opinions we have among the Abrahimic followers;

    Islamic holy books

    Islam speaks of respecting all the previous scriptures in their original forms. Belief in all the revealed books is an article of faith in Islam and a Muslim must believe in all the scriptures to be a Muslim. The four books are the Tawrat, Zabur, Injil and Quran. The Torat was sent to Musa (Moses), the Zabur was sent to Dawood (David), the Injil was sent to Isa (Jesus) and the Qur'an was sent to Muhammad.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_holy_books

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    What are the Tawrat, Zabur and Injil?

    http://www.injil.org/Kalimatullah/revelations.html

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    In Islam's holy book, the Quran, Allah (God) denounces the concept of Trinity (Qur'an 4:171, 5:72-73, 112:1-4) as an over-reverence by Christians of God's Word, the prophet and messiah Jesus Christ son of the virgin Mary, while maintaining Jesus as one of the most important and respected prophets and Messengers of God, (2:136) primarily sent to prevent the Jews from changing the Torah, (61:6) and to refresh and reaffirm his original message as revealed to Moses and earlier New Testament prophets. The creation of Jesus is framed similar to the creation of Adam out of dust, but with Jesus' birth meaning his creation excludes male human intervention rather than creation completely without human participation (3:59). Belief in all of the aforementioned about Jesus as a prophet (5:78), as well as belief in the original gospel and Torah and belief in Jesus' virgin birth (3:45) are core criterion of being a Muslim and Quranic criterion for salvation in the hereafter along with belief in the Prophet Muhammad and all the prior prophets. In short God is seen as being both perfect and indivisible. He can therefore have no peer or equal. Jesus, being God's creation, can never be considered to be equal with God or a part of God. To do so is considered by Islam to be blasphemy. (112:3)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nontrinitarianism

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    Read about ;
    Jesus in Islam

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_in_Islam

    April 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm |
  6. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer really changes things

    April 8, 2012 at 7:43 am |
    • Jesus

      More lies, prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      April 8, 2012 at 9:41 am |
    • Prayer changes things

      And again the impostor calling itself Jesus proves that atheism is not healthy for children and other living things.

      April 8, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
  7. Jesus is Lord

    HE IS RISEN !

    April 8, 2012 at 7:01 am |
  8. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things ..

    April 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
    • Jesus

      *Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.
      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.
      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!.`. .. ..

      April 8, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  9. Muneef

    And [for] their saying, "Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah ." And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain. 4:157

    Rather, Allah raised him to Himself. And ever is Allah Exalted in Might and Wise.4:158

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    They have certainly disbelieved who say, " Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary" while the Messiah has said, "O Children of Israel, worship Allah , my Lord and your Lord." Indeed, he who associates others with Allah – Allah has forbidden him Paradise, and his refuge is the Fire. And there are not for the wrongdoers any helpers. 5:72

    They have certainly disbelieved who say, " Allah is the third of three." And there is no god except one God. And if they do not desist from what they are saying, there will surely afflict the disbelievers among them a painful punishment. 5:73

    So will they not repent to Allah and seek His forgiveness? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. 5:74

    The Messiah, son of Mary, was not but a messenger; [other] messengers have passed on before him. And his mother was a supporter of truth. They both used to eat food. Look how We make clear to them the signs; then look how they are deluded. 5:75

    Say, "Do you worship besides Allah that which holds for you no [power of] harm or benefit while it is Allah who is the Hearing, the Knowing?" 5:76

    Say, "O People of the Scripture, do not exceed limits in your religion beyond the truth and do not follow the inclinations of a people who had gone astray before and misled many and have strayed from the soundness of the way." 5:77

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    And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, "O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, 'Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah ?'" He will say, "Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen. 5:116

    I said not to them except what You commanded me – to worship Allah , my Lord and your Lord. And I was a witness over them as long as I was among them; but when You took me up, You were the Observer over them, and You are, over all things, Witness. 5:117

    If You should punish them – indeed they are Your servants; but if You forgive them – indeed it is You who is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. 5:118

    April 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  10. Nii

    O-G
    Religionists r both believers n non-believers. The fact that someone will commit a crime in de name of his religion isnt an indictment on his religion as on his misunderstanding of it. Some atheists persecute n kill people of other faiths to promote theirs. Is this your religion? Of course not.

    April 7, 2012 at 11:20 am |
    • 0G-No gods, ghosts or goblins

      As much as you would like it to be, atheism is not a religion. But in any event, no atheist commits violence because of some god. You know the context of my prediction is those who belief in a supernatural being. Yes, atheists will do evil, but not because their victims belong to the wrong religious cult.

      April 7, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • Muneef

      Killing is a crime whether was Religious or not Religious ;

      Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors. 5:32

      April 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
    • Muneef

      Terrorists are carrying out their crime disguised under Religious cause and you find them disguised under many religious branches/paths of any religion..
      We are at the era of Charlatanism,Quackery & Delusion... Pure Religions are a good thing but Religious one's might be misguided to astray beyond the truth by swindlers into becoming as dark as it reflects;
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      Say, "O People of the Scripture, do not exceed limits in your religion beyond the truth and do not follow the inclinations of a people who had gone astray before and misled many and have strayed from the soundness of the way." 5:77

      April 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  11. Nii

    O-G
    I always try to make these dominate my thoughts
    a)I love and fear YHWH with all my life.
    b)I love and respect myself
    c)I love and respect my neighbor as myself
    d) My neighbor loves and respects me as himself
    e)because YHWH loves me as Himself with all His Life.
    U can try too.
    Live free
    Die Well

    April 7, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  12. Nii

    O-G
    While u r busy venting ur frustration on xtians, it'll interest u 2 know that u r behaving in de exact same way a brainwashed cult member behaves. Paranoia, bigotry, inability to see anything good in ur percieved enemy. Free yourself from spiritual abuse. Be happy. Love ur neighbor as yourself.

    April 7, 2012 at 10:53 am |
    • 0G-No gods, ghosts or goblins

      As usual you attempt to read more into what is presented than what you have facts for. I am quite happy and to predict that god (or any of the lessor gods) will remain invisible and that their believers will continue to slaughter each other, and innocents, is not paranoia or any of the other things you claim. Are your religious convictions so strong that you believe there will be no religion driven deaths in the next 48 hours? The next week? Ever again? Of course not!

      April 7, 2012 at 11:06 am |
  13. 0G-No gods, ghosts or goblins

    So, is jesus or his mom or dad going to make an appearance this weekend? My money is on them continuing to be conspicuous by their absence and for their various cult members to continue to kill each other and innocents as well. Only questions are where will the most deaths occur and which cult will be responsible?

    April 7, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  14. Reality

    Putting all holy weeks in proper perspective:

    ONLY FOR THE NEWCOMERS:

    Putting the final kibosh on religion to include Mormonism:

    • There was probably no Abraham i.e. the foundations of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are non-existent.

    • There was probably no Moses i.e the pillars of Judaism, Christianity and Islam have no strength of purpose.

    • There was no Gabriel i.e. Islam fails as a religion. Christianity partially fails.

    • There was no Easter i.e. Christianity completely fails as a religion.

    • There was no Moroni i.e. Mormonism is nothing more than a business cult.

    • Sacred/revered cows, monkey gods, castes, reincarnations and therefore Hinduism fails as a religion.

    • Fat Buddhas here, skinny Buddhas there, reincarnated Buddhas everywhere makes for a no on Buddhism.

    Added references are available.

    A

    April 7, 2012 at 7:33 am |
    • .....

      this is garbage avoid reality posts and hit report abuse on all of them

      April 7, 2012 at 10:26 am |
  15. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things .

    April 7, 2012 at 6:50 am |
    • Jesus

      ~Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!"~*

      April 7, 2012 at 10:19 am |
  16. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things*

    April 7, 2012 at 6:50 am |
    • Jesus

      *~Prayer doesn’t not; you are so full of crap and lies. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!"

      April 7, 2012 at 10:20 am |
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