Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Father, Son & The Holy Punch Up

Somewhere in the back of the Armenian version of the Bible is a line that says 'And the Lord did look down upon his creation and ordered that all should love thy neighbour, not cover their neighbours asses and smack a few of those uppity Greeks if you get the chance'.
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem resounded to the loud thunks of prayer books and candles being bounced off holy melons as Armenian monks found their path blocked by Greek Orthodox monks and decided to deal with it by asking what would Jesus do and deciding that he would have obviously started a mass brawl.
Fists and feet began flying and ceremonial candlesticks and banners were sent toppling to the ground as Israeli police tried to restore peace by dragging away holy men in headlocks.
It's the third time this year that police have broken up sparring monks in the church, on Palm Sunday dozens of Greek and Armenian clerics and worshippers exchanged blows and fighting broke out in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity when the monks started hitting each other with brooms.

The video is HERE and watch out for the flying monk in red at approx 11 seconds.
Blessed be the peacemakers indeed.

1 comment:

Cheezy said...

Superb... Joe Calzaghe, chesty women rolling in mud, Korean parliamentarians, and flying monks... I love to watch them all fight :)