Saturday, December 29, 2007

The war of the brooms

I've always said that religious fanatics are dangerous regardless of which particular religion they were fanatical for. Fortunately, sometimes they are just idiotic.

Pope Benedict's annual Christmas message called for a just end to conflicts, particularly in the Middle East. Apparently, some members of non-Roman Christian churches didn't think the Pope's advice was worth heeding.

Members of rival Christian orders have traded blows at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, with four people reported wounded in the fray, reported the BBC.

Apparently, Greek Orthodox worshipers encroached on the Armenian Apostolic section.

The result: a broom war!

I'm sure Jesus would be so proud of these disciples.

1 comment:

Renegade Eye said...

I think Unitarians may come out clean.

OT: I'm watching the Green Party primary, with six candidates now.