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My wife, Pam and I, have just returned from holiday in the Mediterranean. During the course of our time away, we visited various places of worship in different areas and I was shocked anew at the levels of superstition surrounding the Christian faith which still exist in some parts of the world. In one place, we visited a church dedicated to – and containing the remains of – a saint who is believed to still tramp the streets of the town at night (presumably trying to do some good). For this reason, each year, his body is removed from the silver casket in which it is held, given new shoes to replace the dusty worn ones, and dressed in new clothes. Thus regaled, the five hundred year old corpse is carried around the streets where the local worshippers turn out and apparently have ‘a bit of a do’. Read more »