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There is a revived interest in visiting the Holy Land among Pentecostals and Emergent Baptists, as a transformative spiritual experience. I confess I think I would react like Mark Twain:

I must begin a system of reduction. Like my grapes which the spies bore out of the Promised Land, I have got everything in Palestine on too large a scale. . . . The word Palestine always brought to my mind a vague suggestion of a country as large as the United States. . . . I suppose it was because I could not conceive of a small country having so large a history.

- Diane Cole, Not So Innocent Abroad