Feast of the Black Nazarene

@averygirl72 (16656)
Philippines
January 8, 2017 6:50am CST
I respect other religions. But I don't like the practice of Catholic Church about feast of the Black Nazarene. January 9 tomorrow is feast again. Media will cover the occasion. I just see many issues about this celebration. People crowd the street and act wild during the occasion. They need to push everybody around to get near the statue. I think it's needless since they can touch the image anytime or some other day they want without getting wild and out of control. There are sea of people stressing themselves. I don't believe in images because we need to pray to God in spirit not in using images. Why the need to put themselves in danger being suffocated and crush during procession. I don't know why the priest does not correct this wrong practice. They don't show respect to the image sometimes they can drag the image down with too much pulling and touching. Poor image of Jesus. He could be very stress of what people is doing to him during this occasion.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
And this morning i was shocked that it took 22 hours before it reached Quiapo church . Those people are so fanatics . Though i respect all of them for their determination and endurance to be able to participate in the procession .
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@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
Imagine 22 hours? Don't they get tired and hungry? But they think they do that sacrifice to please God
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@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
On behalf of those who are followers, thanks for understanding. It starts there.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
11 Jan 17
@averygirl72 I admire them for their sacrifice .
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@AmbiePam (49103)
• United States
8 Jan 17
I have never heard of the Feast of the Black Nazarene.
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@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Jan 17
It's a yearly celebration here in the Philippines
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
8 Jan 17
I am horrified to see such blind worship and idolatry. God said in Isaiah 42:8 " I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images "
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@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Jan 17
It's in the bible not to worship images but no one is correcting them because the catholic church is blind
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@DianneN (78468)
• United States
10 Jan 17
I am unfamiliar with that, but anywhere there are crowds, there will be some bad and dangerous behavior.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
The people are unruly and like crazy jumping the platform of the image. Lots of people are injured or loss consciousness
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@DianneN (78468)
• United States
10 Jan 17
@averygirl72 We all know that people are stupid at times.
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@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
@DianneN Yes sadly they are
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jan 17
I've never heard of that feast. I agree with you. I don't have anything to do with images. God said not to have them in your home or in the synagogue. The Catholic Church is loaded with them.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
9 Jan 17
We remove all images too when we became Christian. We just have memory verses on our walls
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jan 17
@averygirl72 The most I have is a manger scene for Christmas. I also have sayings. I don't have Bible verses on any of those plaques.
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@Gillygirl (17329)
• Sutton, England
8 Jan 17
I have not heard of this festival so I have learnt something. It doesn't sound very Christian.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Jan 17
This is not very Christian but millions believe they are just faithful and devoted.
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@Gillygirl (17329)
• Sutton, England
9 Jan 17
@averygirl72 I do not think God would approve.
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@JudyEv (123440)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jan 17
This sounds very irreligious really. I'm sure God would not want such things happening.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Jan 17
But they think they are religious and devoted to God but if you watch it people jump on the platform and they have no discipline. You're right God is not happy with riot like this one.
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@JudyEv (123440)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Jan 17
@averygirl72 I agree completely. Some are very rude and not a bit 'Christian' in their behaviour.
@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
10 Jan 17
I fully agree with you, some celebrations bring out the worst from people and they do not show respect, even to Jesus.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
How I wish they change it to something better not that way of being fanatics
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@brokenbee (7864)
• Philippines
9 Jan 17
Even if I am a Roman Catholic, I am not in favor of what these people are doing. They can devote their time and efforts in other ways not through this.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
10 Jan 17
Yeah they can devote their time on something more useful and good than doing this
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@ridingbet (53159)
• Philippines
9 Jan 17
what religious affiliation are you connected with?
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
9 Jan 17
Protestant religion
@Brittnyrose (1457)
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
8 Jan 17
Hi!! I just want to say I totally love your opinion. It's similar to how I feel and my grandmother always taught me the difference of images and not using images.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Jan 17
So you are not Catholic? Catholics use images.
@jstory07 (67171)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Jan 17
That sounds like a feast that should be gotten rid of.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Jan 17
If they cannot stop at least they change a bit and make it more organize
@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
8 Jan 17
It does seem that it is the responsibility of the priest to put an end to this type of dangerous behavior.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Jan 17
They don't care. There are 1 to 2 deaths reported yearly and many injured but they don't care to change it.
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@Kandae11 (37077)
8 Jan 17
I cannot imagine myself in a crowd that size.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Jan 17
That's million of people. It's terrible to be there