Thursday, December 27, 2007

And the Christmas Spirit Escapes Like a Thief in the Night

Over in Bethlehem, not the one in Pennsylvania but the real Bethlehem, as soon as the Christmas holiday ended, people went back to having badwill toward men. The headline says it all: "Priests Brawl at Bethlehem Birthplace of Jesus." Apparently, Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests differed over how to most appropriately clean the site of Jesus' birth, and those differences didn't find resolution until "bearded and robed priests laid into each other with fists, brooms and iron rods."

Maybe while they were swinging those brooms, they got some cleaning done.

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