Link Our pilgrimages guaranteed safer by Jeffrey Miller January 12, 2006 written by Jeffrey Miller January 12, 2006 Kathy Shaidle’s responses crack me up. 300 Muslims crushed to death by other Muslims in Mecca In related news, Lourdes reports its 53,655th stampede-free day. 7 comments 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest Jeffrey Miller previous post Priorities next post Something some might want to email to their parish priests You may also like SoDakMonk May 13, 2007 A Priest Who Transformed A Parish June 28, 2006 We saw three ships January 3, 2004 Caption December 3, 2006 The Magnificat Advent Companion: eVersions Now Available November 29, 2012 Tobit or not Tobit, that is the question June 1, 2005 Invasion of the Catholic Bloggers May 10, 2005 Pouring oil on water July 4, 2004 The Path to Rome December 14, 2006 Willful Awe December 21, 2010 7 comments Lynn January 12, 2006 - 12:36 pm Great comment! Reply Adrian January 12, 2006 - 1:54 pm That’s 300, not 100, in the URL. The correct URL is here. Reply Jeff Miller January 12, 2006 - 4:42 pm Unfortunately the death count went up since she originally posted. Reply alicia January 12, 2006 - 5:10 pm I heard a bit on Marketplace recently about how US travel agencies are making $$$$ organizing Haj travel. http://marketplace.publicradio.org/shows/2004/12/23/PM200412233.html Something that was almost a throwaway mention was that many pilgrims do nothing to avoid death and danger, because anyone who dies doing the Haj is supposed to be guaranteed direct entry to the Muslim paradise…. on another note, slate explains the hazards of the haj here http://www.slate.com/id/2078497/ Reply St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse January 13, 2006 - 11:33 am It’s interesting that the activity that inspired such frenzied stampeding was a ritual purported to remove sins. I only wish that there’d be more of a crowd at the confessional. I guess you can tell who really believes in what they profess.. It’s easy to throw stones at a pillar, but it takes true penitence to enter the confessional. “Bless me father, for I have sinned..” Reply michigancatholic January 13, 2006 - 9:09 pm Yes, but this is an entirely different matter than going to confession. Let’s not confuse the sacraments with primitive religious compulsions, shall we? Reply michigancatholic January 15, 2006 - 2:47 pm I remember hearing it–maybe Weigel? And the fact remains that peacefully going to confession, with self-examination and an appeal to the peaceful love of Christ is an entirely different matter than getting into a mob scene to throw rocks at a pillar which represents the devil while stepping all over each other til some people die. Don’t get mad at me. I’m just pointing out the obvious. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.