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Fight erupts in Jerusalem church

WTF is with this? Priests fighting? And at Easter, too! What morons!

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Fight erupts in Jerusalem church

Israeli police had to break up a fist fight that erupted between Greek and Armenian Orthodox clergymen at one of Christianity’s holiest sites.

The scuffles broke out at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Orthodox Palm Sunday.

Two serious comments about this behavior:

1. How can anyone take seriously any of these priests when they teach about morals? They do not set a very good example for others to live by. This is not what Jesus preached.

2. This provides a very good time for Christians to reflect regarding recent attacks against Islam as a violent religion. If Christian clergymen are not able to deal with issues without resorting to violence, what does that say about the followers of that religion.

Note: Although this fight was between two Eastern Orthodox Christian groups, I think it reflects on other Christians, just as Sunni Islam and Shi’a Islam reflect upon each other.