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Monks brawl at Christian holy site in Jerusalem
« on: November 10, 2008, 09:38:53 AM »

I have no fucking idea why this article is making me laugh my ass off, but consider me amused for the day, especially with the last sentence.





JERUSALEM - Israeli police rushed into one of Christianity's holiest churches Sunday and arrested two clergyman after an argument between monks erupted into a brawl next to the site of Jesus' tomb.

The clash between Armenian and Greek Orthodox monks broke out in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, revered as the site of Jesus' crucifixion, burial and resurrection.

The brawling began during a procession of Armenian clergymen commemorating the 4th-century discovery of the cross believed to have been used to crucify Jesus.

The Greeks objected to the march without one of their monks present, fearing that otherwise, the procession would subvert their own claim to the Edicule ? the ancient structure built on what is believed to be the tomb of Jesus ? and give the Armenians a claim to the site.

The Armenians refused, and when they tried to march the Greek Orthodox monks blocked their way, sparking the brawl.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police were forced to intervene after fighting was reported. They arrested two monks, one from each side, he said.

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.

"We were keeping resistance so that the procession could not pass through ... and establish a right that they don't have," said a young Greek Orthodox monk with a cut next to his left eye.

The monk, who gave his name as Serafim, said he sustained the wound when an Armenian punched him from behind and broke his glasses.



dastardly monks!! *shakes fist in faux anger*  :vc:


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27625446/?GT1=43001

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Re: Monks brawl at Christian holy site in Jerusalem
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 05:09:27 PM »

I heard this story on the news this morning and giggled my ass off.  The visuals I'm getting are not pretty. :vc:
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Re: Monks brawl at Christian holy site in Jerusalem
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 10:43:48 PM »

LMFAO This story totally cracks me up! Man you all HAVE to see religulous. This is a prime example of what he's talking about.
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