#rsrh There’s something that you don’t see every day.

Palestinian riot police sent in to break up an Orthodox/Armenian Christian clerical riot in Bethlehem.

At least, as Lowering the Bar put it, “I’m going to believe that unless shown otherwise, because that would mean this story involved Muslim cops having to keep the peace between two groups of Christians trying to kill each other due to religious fanaticism.”

Mind you, those two groups of clerics did not really have a broomstick-wielding brawl over the cleaning duties at the Church of the Navitity. No, those two groups of clerics had brawl because they’ve been brawling for roughly a millenium and a half by now, usually with cudgels – and, hey! Brother Demetrios was right: the heads to these brooms pop right off.

Seriously, look up the term “Monophysite” sometimes. There’s a history here, I’m saying. Heck, there’s a tradition.


  • BigGator5 says:

    Uh-Oh. Don’t let Rosie O’Donnell get a hold of this video/story.

  • Rob Crawford says:

    “History” is underselling it. We’re talking about disagreements that gave Constantine the Great headaches, and that Julian the Apostate believed would tear Christianity apart and lead back to a polytheistic Empire.
    And that’s BEFORE that jumped-up pipsqueak with no authority excommunicated the entire Eastern church… (long since voided, and, officially, a Catholic can receive communion in an Orthodox church and vice versa).

  • Jbird says:

    This happens every Christmas. . . and it’s kinda funny. Even if it is a little embarrassing for us Christians.

  • Brian Swisher says:

    Two words:
    But then, that particular heresy has been gone for awhile…

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