From time to time I deliver up some priceless but also worthless information, and here is you latest dose:
King Lalibela was the king of Ethiopia in the Fourteenth Centure. He built churches in his Capital made of solid stone up to four stories in holes in the ground. Most of them still stand and are in use.
Thus, the story:
Now, a few of you readers with nothing to do but indulge in history will crave more facts on Lalibala, so here are some added features:
Timkat is the annual national holiday (no separation between church and state) in which the priests form processions, carry a replica of the ark of the covenant on their heads, and lead processions in the streets celebrating the baptism if Jesus. At some point in the day the crowd is rebaptised by a priestly patriarch who holds a black rubber hose with a gold nozzle and sprays the whole crowd while they shout praise to God. There is no place in the Bible where we are told not to baptise anyone more than once, so no harm is done.
Here is a video of the activities. Among the crowd you will see American tourists, possibly Baptists or Whiskeypalians, joining in the ceremonies:
So, let it never be said that this blog fails to pass on information that is common to the Drudge and New York Times low class rubbish.
Also, you flaming American bigoted Atheists and fair haired Liberals need to understand that religion holds a nation together better than any other cultural device. America is flying apart right now because God has been told to go to hell by our national leaders. Unless that changes, America will be Balkanized and destroyed by divisions of all sorts within ten years.
If the Obama model of hate for Jesus Christ prevails, hell will soon seem like a vacation destination.