I visited a church in Colorado that impressed me like that. It was on top of a hill. You climbed a path to get to it.
On the path were bronze statues at different points called the twelve stations of the cross. One of the more moving
things I've seen in my life. Surely not like what you described but moving none the less. This from a person who
hates religion. I'll look for pictures I have and post them. Take care. [Show/Hide Quoted Message](Quoting Message by spapad from Sunday, April 25, 2010 4:02:23 PM)
Regardless of the fact that you don't like religion, you can not walk in to a "really nice church" with the statues and stained glass and all, and heaven forbid you step foot into the Cistine Chapel! You would be blown away and aweshocked. A really ornate church or ancient church for some reason just offers you peace when you gaze at the walls. I'm not talking about being there during service, just going in there when it is just you and this big empty place of beauty and grace.
To sit alone in a grand or ancient church just puts you at ease. I've seen long abandoned Churches and have walked the building, (and gone places a lady should not be allowed) its facinating. To be told by someone your not allowed in the area you are standing is even funnier.
There is an island off the coast of Greece that Only men are allowed to go. It is said that Mary, Jesus's mother, was given Domain over this island because it was so beautiful. Only men can tour it (they even have passports issued for the island), there is still a monistery there, but only one woman stepped foot on it, and she was ordered back off by a vision of Mary. Believe it or not!
(Quoting Message by Budred from Sunday, April 25, 2010 3:05:24 PM)
I live across the street from a church,(fancy that). As much as I hate religion there's
just something cool about those bells going off everyday. Their ringing right now. Here's
the part I don't get. They are a bit of a depressing sound but I'm moved by them.
Any shrinks in the house have an opinion on this.