Sunday, August 09, 2009
Church of the Nativity
I always heard it was a manger.
But from appearances in the Church of the Nativity, Jesus appears to have been born in a fireplace.
This marks the spot, and Pilgrims lined up to bend down and kiss the apparent exact spot where the manger once was. It just looked very uncomfortable and unsanitary and hokey to this skeptic.
But the church was filled with devout Christians praying and humming.