Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml en-gb 30 Fri 21 Nov 2014 03:23:24 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml Gaz http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=94#comment16 This post has been Removed Sun 03 Oct 2010 06:13:06 GMT+1 Phil Burt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=88#comment15 15. Big Sister"many churches in the UK are now trying to have a more community focus, "It's always been like that in the Black American churches(along with barnstorming preaching)The truthYea Lord! Sat 28 Aug 2010 22:52:15 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=82#comment14 redheylin: I remember, many years back (when I lived in Spain) I would, from time to time, attend church services there - though I am not myself a Catholic. It was quite common for families to wander around church, with chatting, etc., while the service took place - more of a place for a gathering than a focus of piety. I used to like that, which is why I made the effort to go.It's interesting that many churches in the UK are now trying to have a more community focus, though (of course) this is merely returning to the way things were in the middle ages. Sat 28 Aug 2010 17:33:29 GMT+1 Phil Burt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=76#comment13 12. redheylin"I wish you could show all the Iraqis pictures of listeners smiling back."Yeah! Fri 27 Aug 2010 23:46:49 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=70#comment12 11 Big Sis, I went to a Russian Orthodox Christmas a while ago and there too there are no seats so members of the congregation can move around and place their attention on icons or each other while the service progresses. Not quite the same, but... Fri 27 Aug 2010 23:37:14 GMT+1 Redheylin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=64#comment11 Hugh Sykes for BBC Anti-Religion Editor. (kick 'em upstairs!)I wish you could show all the Iraqis pictures of listeners smiling back.But Rome is burning! Over to the BBC's Violin Editor. Fri 27 Aug 2010 23:33:59 GMT+1 Big Sister http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=58#comment10 I wanted to listen again to last night's report from Hugh as I heard it in a rather disjointed way yesterday. It moved me so much. Your comments, Hugh, about the mosques and the people seeking respite from the heat in their shade put me in mind of things I have read and heard about the way mosques are used, and the way in which they are a part of everyday life - somewhat in contrast to our churches. The pictures you have sent bear this out. Most interesting, and - as ever - quite lovely.I was touched, too, by the quiet dignity of Seyed Murtada Qazwini. A lovely man. And, of course, the smiles are always beautiful. Hugh, it is you they are smiling at, but through you we can share their delight. Thank you. Fri 27 Aug 2010 22:31:59 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=52#comment9 Thanks Phil... Fri 27 Aug 2010 12:27:45 GMT+1 Phil Burt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=47#comment8 Like this?http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/701605.jpg Fri 27 Aug 2010 10:55:30 GMT+1 mittfh http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=41#comment7 "Worth Google Earthing for a satellite view..."Well, Google Maps displays it thus. Somehow I get the impression it looks better from ground level :) Fri 27 Aug 2010 10:41:36 GMT+1 The Intermittent Horse http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=35#comment6 Once again, peerless reporting. Fri 27 Aug 2010 08:42:47 GMT+1 Phil Burt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=29#comment5 5. eddiemair"Perhaps I should have made the glass box clearer."So we could see through it?;-) Fri 27 Aug 2010 08:18:34 GMT+1 eddiemair http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=23#comment4 Oh dear. Perhaps I should have made the glass box clearer. Fri 27 Aug 2010 08:11:00 GMT+1 Phil Burt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=17#comment3 And, of course, Hugh's pictures add to last night's exceptonal (even by Hugh's standard) report.Salaam Fri 27 Aug 2010 07:54:28 GMT+1 Phil Burt http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=11#comment2 2. jonnie"A shift in the Jet Stream?"A resource:http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/global/jet.htmand this:Weather blocker: jet stream stops and causes disasters I agree that it would be an appropriate subject for a PM interview/tutorial;-) Fri 27 Aug 2010 07:52:44 GMT+1 jonnie http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=5#comment1 Excellent report from Kerbala Hugh, as always.On a different tac - and in the absence of the Glassbox I'd like to pose a question here.I have just heard the report from Pakistan on 'Today' and was curious as to the meteorlogical aspect?It's still raining there!I don't understand why?I thought perhaps Philip Eden or someone with knowledge may be able to shed some light as to the reason. It's clearly abnormal but what's causing it? A shift in the Jet Stream? Fri 27 Aug 2010 07:20:15 GMT+1 DiY http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/pm/2010/08/hugh_in_iraq_7.shtml?page=0#comment0 Rather fine reporting and photographs from Hugh, well done. When is the book coming out?;-) Fri 27 Aug 2010 05:54:23 GMT+1