Head First: Christmas is over. Business as usual.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas is over. Business as usual.

[cue music]...peace on earth, good will toward men. 

Aaaa-meeeeeen.[/stop music]



Earlier today, inside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem (not Pennsylvania, the REAL one), Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests broke into a real live fistfight while photographers documented the event. Seven people were injured in the flurry of fists, brooms and iron bars (yes, iron bars), including two Palestinian police. 

Apparently, various Christian sects control different areas of the church, and during the post-holiday cleanup, someone's ladder crossed into enemy territory in what can only be described as the religious rendition of "Daaad, he's touching me! Tell him to stay on his side!!"

God was reportedly heard to say, "If I stop this car, somebody's gonna be sorry!"


Full story here.

7 comments:

Zeke said...

Hey, Jesus came to divide, right?

Gotta think of some way to make sense of priests beating the crap out of each other.

bob said...

I think they should stop cussin', put their opinions aside and submit to the authority of the pastor...

Barry said...

It's depressingly familiar. Someone does something petty that someone else doesn't like, and Jesus' command to love one another goes out of the window. It makes me wonder why God puts up with us, sometimes.

societyvs said...

Dorse, have a great holiday season and a happt new year. It's been real swell getting to know both you and your brother via the whole blogging world - you guys seem like awesome peeps!

mark said...

Can we schedule this type of thing on a pay per view basis? Screw WWE...

Rock in the Grass said...

Hey Dorsey - I'm with societyvs in wishing you a "happt new year" (has a cool ring to it?. Keep you chin up - it makes it easier to hit.
Pete G

Recovering said...

Jesus would knock over all their ladders with them on them if he walked into there today...I just know He would.