Monday, October 16, 2006

Truth Is Stranger #25: Easy Rider Spirituality

(Photo source.)

BERLIN (AFP) - About 3,000 motorcyclists attended a religious service in Cologne cathedral to pray for loved ones who died in road accidents and have their motorbikes blessed.

The ceremony was organized to coincide with an international motorbike exhibition here Intermot ending on Sunday.

Erich Faehling, the priest who officiated at the ceremony, said "there are few communities as open towards spirituality as bikers," because of a strong feeling of solidarity.

(More at 3000 motorcyclists attend service in Cologne Cathedral.)

Who knew?

And why can't I get that Doobie Brothers' song--"Jesus is just alright with me"--out of my head?

--I.C., still grading

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