Sunday Snort–Brawling Monks


H. passed along this bit of silliness for a Sunday morning: Armenian and Greek Orthodox monks brawling in a church they and 4 other sects claim:

A bearded Armenian monk in a red-and-pink robe and a black-clad Greek Orthodox monk with a bloody gash on his forehead were both taken away in handcuffs after scuffling with dozens of riot police.

Six Christian sects divide control of the ancient church. They regularly fight over turf and influence, and Israeli police are occasionally forced to intervene. [Friedman, Matti. “Monks brawl at Christian holy sight in Jerusalem.” Yahoo News, 9 Nov. 2008]

Obviously, it’s not funny to them, but if I may borrow a tagline from the venerable Dakota Women bloggers: Nice Christian Attitude!

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