Punch-up in Bethlehem

This is funny: priests of two Christian sects got into a brawl over how to clean the church which is suposedly built over where Baby Jesus Lay Down His Sweet Head.

Even funnier, this is apparently not the first time this kind of thing has happened:

It is not the first time that a ladder has led to fisticuffs among priests in the Holy Land. In the courtyard of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem’s Old City, a ladder still stands as a reminder for all priests to watch their tempers.

Could you ask for more perfect exemplars that religion is inherently divisive?

Christianity – it’s a religion of peace, you know!

(hat tip bOINGbOING)

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~ by B.T. Murtagh on December 29, 2007.

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