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  • Friday, December 28, 2007

    Christians Rumble At Birthplace Of Christ

    Greek Orthodox and Apostolic Armenian priests were caught not acting very Christianly towards one another on Thursday. The priests attacked each other with brooms and stones inside the Bethlehem Church of the Nativity where Christians believe Jesus was born.

    The fight appeared to have started over a disagreement on who Jesus loves more, the Greeks or the Armenians.

    The Armenian priests claimed that because Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as the state religion, (the US is #2), Jesus had a warm place in his heart for the Armenians. The Greek priests countered with their argument that because the Greeks invented the hula hoop, Jesus of course loves them way more.

    The arguing then escalated with screams of, “idiots’, “morons", “Trojan trickers”, “genocide propagandists”, Turk lovers", “fudge packers”, "Uozo drinking rats" …etc. The brooms, fists and stones then started flying like crazy. Up to 80 bearded holy men wearing dark robes became embroiled in the fight. Several people were injured before the Palestinian police broke it all up.
    A good time was had by all!

    But a few Jews watching, could not decide on whom to spit on.

    The Atheologist


    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    President Bush - genocide denial. That makes sense.

    5:17:00 PM  
    Blogger Tim said...

    The fourth story, about Pontius pilate, is very thought provoking.

    Happy reading

    6:44:00 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I had the misfortune of visiting the church of the nativity last month, July 2009. I walked down the stairs and was observing reverant christians down on their knees kissing the floor where Jesus was supposedly born.
    Anyway, as I stood in the back of the room, minding my own business, some asshole whom I later found out was an Armenia priest came down the stairs and proceeded to literally scream at everyone in the chapel to get out immediately!
    Get out, get out immediately he hollered over and over again. There were about 30 people down there including a catholic nun. Nobody seemed to terribly in a hurry to leave, but they were quite upset given they were on a pilgrimage in one of the two most holy sites in christendom.
    By the time he got to me, I looked him in the eyes and said "Who the hell are you?". I mean he had on an unbuttoned garment with no collar, it really was hard to tell.
    He looked at me and for whatever reason he seemed to calm down. As people began to file out, a Palestinian policeman came over to what was left of us and politely asked for everyone to leave so there wouldn't be any trouble.
    All in all pretty much what you would expect in the "birthplace of christ"
    If you get a chance be sure to visit Calgary Hill too!

    10:22:00 PM  
    Blogger The Atheologist said...


    Thanks for your comment. The way fellow Christians treat each other inside one of their most holy places should leave no doubt on how divisive religion really is. How much hope can there be for followers of different religions to someday get along?; Not much.

    9:49:00 PM  

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