Birthplace of Jesus

@JWMILLER (767)
Lafayette, Tennessee
February 11, 2019 11:51am CST
The place where Jesus is said to have been born is in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Israel. The actual site is downstairs in the building, in a kind of cave. The actual site shown in the picture is covered with what looks like white marble with a fourteen pointed star. On the day when we were there, there were so many people there that we were hurried through with a guide continually telling us to 'Make picture' and 'Keep moving,' not a very spiritual setting.
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• Edinburgh, Scotland
11 Feb
Religious sites like this have been commercialised to the extreme. Jesus would not have approved
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@MALUSE (48006)
• Uzbekistan
11 Feb
The day my husband and I were there we were completely alone.
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@1hopefulman (37183)
• Canada
13 Feb
Had I been there I would have wanted to take my time and absorb the memories and feelings on the holy and important event.