Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men?

This morning BBC News reported an alternative take on the spirit of Christmas:

Scuffles have broken out between rival groups of Greek Orthodox and Armenian Christian clerics over a turf war in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.

Around a hundred priests fought with brooms as they cleaned the church in preparation for Orthodox Christmas.

Yes, that’s right:  They were fighting over who got to clear which sections of the church (and, for those who get off on such things, the Web page at the above hyperlink includes video).  If ever there were a need for the what-would-Jesus-do question, this would have to be it!

I am glad I remembered to include that parenthetical “more or less” when writing yesterday about accommodation among practitioners of different faiths in the Holy Land!

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