Egypt's Muslims support Coptic Christians on religious holiday
An Egyptian Coptic Christian translates into sign language during Christmas midnight mass at Abassiya Cathedral in Cairo on January 6, 2011.
January 7th, 2011
10:21 AM ET

Egypt's Muslims support Coptic Christians on religious holiday

Egyptian Muslims attended Christmas services Friday in a show of solidarity with Coptic Christians days after a bombing killed 23 congregants in the country's north.

Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas Day according to the Julian calendar, and observed it on Friday this year.

Security was tight around churches after the blast on New Year's Day outside the Church of the Two Saints in Alexandria.

Congregants were forced to empty their pockets before the start of the service as part of security measures set up after the bombing.

Read the full story here about the Coptic Christmas celebrations.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Africa • Christianity • Coptic • Egypt

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    A man has to have a belief or faith to live by but should as well not be up to being fanatic or intolerant to other beliefs since he him self is not knowing all as God does of whom he created and has to adjust course when proven wrong or used mind and heart to judge what is false and what is firm right and should not accept the whole belief as a package truly you believe in as firmly right or doubtful or proven wrong or given up, what ever the belief whether political or religious or non religous !? Have you ever asked your self what is right and what is wrong or doubtful in your belief? Have you tried to find what others say in their beliefs and to think what sounds more convincing and obvious? What ever you chose to accept and take is your path and belief to live by and surely that will not stop there but developed on basis of findings or more maturity specially that man matures at the age of 40 Years ad were all Prophets and Messengers of God who only became what they were after the age of 40 years and there only starts the true journey of spiritual quest towards the truth only if want to know with open eyes,ears,minds,hearts? But those who wanted to remain blind will be returned after life blind and it says you can not blame those earlier ones who cheated and mixed the good with the bad because you will be told that you were given all those senses to judge right from wrong for your path and to leave that to brotherhood or parties or lobbies to decide for you your faith or belief as no one will pay your dues other than yourself and no one is for some one...
    We seen political beliefs that came and killed so many civilians in thousands and millions and to end up vanishing as unworkable or not right or doubtful? So what was the use of ending all those lost lives pain miseries to just come and say sorry was a wrong move?? Is that fair? Do you think there is no God who will make those pay for their crimes in life and after life?? Well sorry we are here for some thing and not for nothing and that is my belief and faith that I want to keep and might even proudly die for I am A Human being and Not an Ape and we are here for a message and a test as to who does better in good deeds for God,to humanity,to society,to family and to ones self...!!?

    January 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm |
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