11 Nov 2008


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You see here the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which is located in the old part of Jerusalem. It is said to also contain the place where Jesus was buried. The church has been an important pilgrimage destination since at least the 4th century, as the purported site of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus. (you can read more about it here)

Doesn't it look like a peaceful place for pilgrims to go and pray ?

and then look at what happened on Sunday !

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it's commented in french, but you don't need comments for understanding !

Greek religious and armenians fought with each other using the holy candles and their fists to hit each other ! It was almost a "Catch" show, and the poor policemen had a hard work to separate the fighters !

It looks like a very funny video and honnestly I laughed until I cried.

But it is a real shame and it is difficult to find words for this behaviour in such a religious place !

Poor Jesus !


Robin said...


The arrangements which govern which group gets the church when are unbelievably complex, since none of them are willing to share nicely. Sheesh.

Maribeth said...

It is shocking that people who call themselves Christians should behave in such an un-Christian manner!

Melli said...

I guess they cut out the funny part before I got to see it... I only saw shameful.

Kaylia Metcalfe said...

Wow, thank you for posting this... but sheesh.

What crazy stuff gets inspired by fanatics... it makes me very sad.

Hootin' Anni said...

Yes, I saw this on the news here in America. It's shameful.

Anonymous said...

ha! Ha! Excuse me but I just can laugh! Watching on TV we were all scotched in front of this show! And when I think people, children, women dead because religion's wars stories. oh la la quand je pense que ces gens r├ępandent la parole de Dieu! s'il y a vraiment un Dieu quelque part il doit faire une d├ępression!

Pamela said...

the more things change, the more they stay the same.