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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Monks Brawl!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081109/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_israel_brawling_monks;_ylt=AtzUk_Yb838VEysIiZOYHhMDW7oF

4 comments:

  1. because so many tourists have cameras you can find this fight from different viewpoints on YouTube

    It's hilarious, like WWF with robes!

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  2. I believe this is definitely not the first time this has happened.

    Those silly Greeks and Armenians!

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  3. Yeah, it happened before. One article quoted a guard saying 'oh, it's not normal here. They quarrel a lot, but it rarely comes to physical attacks.'(paraphrased)
    I think Jesus was meaning something different when he told people to be like children.

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  4. From Daily Mash

    According to eyewitnesses the violence erupted when the head of the Coptic Mission accused his Ethiopian counterpart of failing to fully understand the indivisible nature of the Trinity and of "dressing like a nonce".

    Mary Bradford, 64, a Baptist pilgrim from Alabama, said: "The Eastern Orthodox and the Greeks piled in. I think I saw a couple of bike chains.

    "Then the head of the Armenian mission arrives, looking all serene and holy. He walks up to a Jesuit and says, 'sorry we're late but I was too busy doin' your momma!'. Then they both go into karate mode."

    She added: "The best bit was the enormous, seven foot Coptic wielding a nunchuk. Everyone just stopped for a moment and stared at him and then he let out this blood-curdling scream and started cracking skulls like some kind of badass ninja."

    Roy Hobbs, professor of Theology at Reading University, said: "It was very unusual to see the Greeks getting their knuckles dirty. They usually just stand on the sidelines holding the cassocks."

    He added: "Of course the big theological question is 'who would Jesus have fought for?'. I think on this occasion it would have been the Coptics. Jesus loved the nunchucks."

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