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I was watching Long Way Round which is a DVD about a motorcycle trip that Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman took. Here is a blurb about:

"Through six one-hour episodes, Long Way Round shows the actors in a way the audience has never seen them before, utterly left to their own devices and foregoing their more comfortable lifestyle. Their journey takes them over 20,000 miles, circumnavigating the longest continuous landmass on earth through the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, Siberia, Alaska and Canada before arriving in the Untied States. As would be expected, they encounter hardships along the way, including cultural and language barriers as they pitch tents and attempt to live off the land. The journey is not only a test of their endurance, but a cultural lesson as well – as they take part in a range of activities native to the lands they traverse."

This site has more info about their trip:

Long Way Round

While passing through the Czech Republic they stopped at this church.

Bone Church Link

There are more pics at the above link
 

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That place is actually very disturbing indeed, considering these are actually the remain of real long-gone people. I don't know what kind of "christian" would go worship at such of place.
 

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That place is actually very disturbing indeed, considering these are actually the remain of real long-gone people. I don't know what kind of "christian" would go worship at such of place.
That's a strange comment. What is wrong with bones? A christian believes that the soul goes somewhere after death and the body isn't needed until the end of the world, at which point it would be better to be in that church than to have your body burned. Many of those bones belong to victims of the plague and wars. It was a popular burying ground and they needed to make room. Have you ever seen what's below the streets in Paris? The fear and horror of the human skeleton is not a traditional belief.
 

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i can't stand the celebrity worship know it all circus we became . as much as ewan mcgregor is a fine actor and a nice guy, why should i watch his thoughts and views on culture etc.. while he bikes around the world? i won't. i will watch him in character on a movie but if tv wants to show me history, hire a history teacher. a nice, smart, charismatic history teacher. i'm sure they can find one.
 

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i can't stand the celebrity worship know it all circus we became . as much as ewan mcgregor is a fine actor and a nice guy, why should i watch his thoughts and views on culture etc.. while he bikes around the world? i won't. i will watch him in character on a movie but if tv wants to show me history, hire a history teacher. a nice, smart, charismatic history teacher. i'm sure they can find one.
I just wanted to see the motorcycle adventure around the world and didn't really care who took it. I did find him and his friend to be annoying at times. I have seen the first of two dvds so far. They have run into some interesting situations so far, such as getting stuck at country's border for 12 hours until they got cleared to enter. They got police escorts through a number of countries and they were usually led to media events which they knew nothing about.

I never knew about the bone church until I saw this. It also showed how people live in many countries that I have not seen and I found that interesting too.
 

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I watched it when it was broadcast. I'm so out of touch I had no idea who Ewan MacGregor was....

I thought it was a very interesting adventure - thought the end was stupid.
 

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I watched it when it was broadcast. I'm so out of touch I had no idea who Ewan MacGregor was....

I thought it was a very interesting adventure - thought the end was stupid.
I saw him on American Chopper when the Tuetels when the did their European vacation show. I had no idea who he was at the time, but he had a beautiful '68 BSA he rode up on.

Hmmm...I can hardly wait for the end now. :rolleyes:
 

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A christian believes that the soul goes somewhere after death and the body isn't needed until the end of the world, at which point it would be better to be in that church than to have your body burned.
What's wrong with cremation?

I go this from http://www.cremation.org/

Is Cremation Accepted By All Religions?

Today most religions allow cremation except for Orthodox Jewish, Islamic, Eastern Orthodox and a few Fundamentalist Christian faiths. The Catholic Church accepts cremation as long as it is not chosen for reasons which are contrary to Christian teachings.

Both of my parents were cremated and they considered themselves to be Christian.
 

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I guess if you're an American Chopper fan, it won't be stupid.....
 

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I guess if your an American Chopper fan, it won't be stupid.....
otoh.. it could have been tom cruise riding around in a harley. any ending w/ ewan mcgregor seems better now doesn't it? now imagine a contemporary equivalent of bertrand russell showing us the bone church of prague.. better than hollywood stars in motorbikes.
 

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What's wrong with cremation?

I go this from http://www.cremation.org/

Is Cremation Accepted By All Religions?

Today most religions allow cremation except for Orthodox Jewish, Islamic, Eastern Orthodox and a few Fundamentalist Christian faiths. The Catholic Church accepts cremation as long as it is not chosen for reasons which are contrary to Christian teachings.

Both of my parents were cremated and they considered themselves to be Christian.
Sorry vol245, not my intention, I mispoke. I just meant that I didn't see how having the bones in the "Bone Church" was a problem even if someone was worried about the bones being separated from eachother. Many christian religions believe/d that at the end of time the skeletons will be needed again. My understanding of the plague is that sometimes there were mass burnings of the bodies and the christians living in that time would not have wanted their bodies burned. My grandmother and grandfather were cremated and they are christian as well.
 

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With EEEwan it's all about Trainspotting. As for his opinions and the rest I'll skip it and watch a rerun of one of his earlier movies instead.
Traveling the world with Michael Palin is more my style but then I'm a geek.:D
 

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Len, did i turn you on to steven pressfield yet? historical fiction. start with "gates of fire". he actually wrote the book behind "legend of bagger vance", titled same.

his historical stuff is amazing, brilliant, etc etc and like that.

just finished "last of the amazons" by pressfield. very, very nice.
 

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Len, did i turn you on to steven pressfield yet? historical fiction. start with "gates of fire". he actually wrote the book behind "legend of bagger vance", titled same.

his historical stuff is amazing, brilliant, etc etc and like that.

just finished "last of the amazons" by pressfield. very, very nice.
I'll look him up. I'm reading all of Connolly now.

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Len J said:
I'll look him up. I'm reading all of Connolly now.

Len
after that, move on to stuff by the combo of douglas preston/lincoln child. famous for the books that "the relic" movies were based upon. start with "thunderhead", it will get you hooked! good stuff...........
 

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after that, move on to stuff by the combo of douglas preston/lincoln child. famous for the books that "the relic" movies were based upon. start with "thunderhead", it will get you hooked! good stuff...........
ps...if you've never read thomas harris, read them all.

the movies don't do a bit of justice to his words.
 

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ps...if you've never read thomas harris, read them all.

the movies don't do a bit of justice to his words.
Read all of Preston/child & Harris already.

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Len J said:
Read all of Preston/child & Harris already.

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shizzy. well, ya gots me schnuckered.

:rolleyes:

all the rest i gots is bondage manuals and some dirty photography.
 
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