Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Smackdown for Jesus



JERUSALEM - Dozens of Greek and Armenian priests and worshippers exchanged blows at one of Christianity's holiest shrines on Orthodox Palm Sunday.

Witnesses say the brawl erupted when Armenian clergy kicked out a Greek priest from their midst, pushed him to the ground and kicked him.

When police intervened, some worshippers hit them with the palm fronds they were holding for the religious holiday.
~ courtesy of CNEWS

Someone is gonna have some explaining to do when they get to the Pearly Gates. If that conversation goes anything like the ones that Roadchick's parents had with her when she did something wrong, it will go something like this:

God: So, anything interesting happen during Orthodox Palm Sunday in 2008?

Clergy/Priest: No . . . nothing I can think of.

God: Really? Are you sure?

Clergy/Priest: Yeah . . . pretty sure.

God: 'Cause that is NOT what I heard.

Clergy/Priest: Really?

God: ~tapping foot~

Clergy/Priest: ~thinking fast~

God: Mmm-hmm. So. Would you like to explain to Me why I looked down and saw a fight going on in front of one of My holiest shrines? And the two of you right in the middle of it? Causing it? And then getting everyone so worked up they were whipping the police with palm fronds? That I just got done laying a blessing on?

Clergy/Priest: ~pointing at each other~ It was his fault.

God: Oh, y'all are in so much trouble. Get yourselves to Purgatory and don't come out until I say so.

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5 comments:

Knit Witch said...

Amazing isn't it?? It is truly unbelievable how much fighting and killing and BS goes on under the "disguise" of religion. I mean really, do you think any higher power would want us killing and beating each other to prove our worthiness?? People are truly insane. How about starting with practicing the principles of kindness and acceptance.......

Susan said...

Mine would go along the lines of

"Umm...I don't remember so it doesn't count, right?"

heather said...

i suppose the old 'but i was defending ~you~' bit won't work here either?

kw's got it right. since the dawn of religion there has always been a few idiots who use it as an excuse to pretty much do whatever the hell they want.

Roadchick said...

Witch~ Apparently, they're under the "my God is better than your God" delusion.

Susan~ Dunno - that one never worked for the 'chick.

Heather~ Much better to practice Hedonism then - that is what the whole religion is about.

Autrice DelDrago said...

Oh my goodness! I'll convert to whatever that sexy stud in the baseball cap believes in!