Jesus Must Be So Proud

"Stay on your own side, goddamnit!"

One of Christianity’s holiest churches, built over the birthplace of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem, became the scene of an ugly fight recently between brawling, broom-wielding monks.

It happens almost every year.

The ancient Church of the Nativity is cleaned annually by three Christian denominations — Catholics, Armenians and Greek Orthodox.  Each group tidies up a section of the church and the brawling erupts when a monk from one faith starts sweeping outside of his assigned area.  Palestinian security forces – anticipating the melee – rushed in to break it up.

My favorite Biblical passage quotes Jesus as saying “Take the plank out of thine own eye.” Maybe he meant ‘broom.’

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