Sunday, March 26, 2017

There is a use for scientists. Wow.

The ornate shrine known as the Edicule encloses what is believed to be the tomb of Jesus Christ inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (click here for virtual tour) in Jerusalem. The shrine has just undergone a year-long restoration.

I like their style. They fix the most important stuff and then let everyone know there is still far more extensive work to be done. Not that the foundation work shouldn't have come first, but, tourism and pilgrims wouldn't be interested in the foundation. See, for me I would rather the foundation be done first even if there was no more money for the fancy stuff. Know what I mean? I wouldn't be walking into the building because the locals would have said, in a nearby cafe, the foundation is really shaky. Yep.

They have learned to live in a world dominated by capitalism, everything superficial is more important than any foundation the world has to offer, even the most important foundation for Christianity. Amazing. Survival. It always has it's place.

March 22, 2017
By Kristin Romney

Scientists (click here) have discovered that there is a "very real risk" that the holiest site in Christianity may collapse if nothing is done to shore up its unstable foundations.
A scientific team from the National Technical University of Athens(NTUA), which has just completed the restoration of what is traditionally believed to be the tomb of Christ in Jerusalem, warns that additional work is needed to prevent the shrine and surrounding complex from experiencing significant structural failure.
"When it fails, the failure will not be a slow process, but catastrophic," says Antonia Moropoulou, NTUA's chief scientific supervisor....