This post by Imshin speaks volumes.
July 17th, 2005
What are they waiting for?
...the Church of the Holy Sepulcher marks the place of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Pretty heavy stuff, no?
Apparently not, for it was nearly completely empty of pilgrims and worshippers today, Sunday, at about lunch time.
I don’t get it. It’s the summer holidays; it wasn’t even a particularly hot day for Jerusalem in July. They should be queuing up round the corner. Instead, it is we Jewish nonbelievers, worse than nonbelievers, that can just saunter in, hindered by absolutely no queue, quite unappreciative of the place and its significance, besides an academic interest and a fascination with the political mess it has caused among Christians and the rather shabby state it is in as a result.