Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Situational Irony: Christianity In Bethlehem This Week

Okay, so Christmas is one of the biggest holidays of the year for the Christian world -- even though most of how we celebrate Christmas is actually pagan (Dec. 25, trees, greenery, lights, gifts -- all pagan.  Gotta love that irony, too.).  And Bethlehem is where it all began.....
So, I found this pic on yahoo today: Greek and Armenian priests, cleaning up a Bethlehem church they share with Catholics, broke into an all-out broom war this week over who was cleaning whose part of the church.
The whole thing had to be broken up by Palestinian police, who are, presumably, Muslim.
The layers of irony here are just too much.  It'd be hilarious if it weren't so petty and childish -- and sad.
(And this image just makes me think of Harry Potter.  Maybe it was really students fighting at Hogwarts and Dumbledore had to break it up.....)


  1. Irony at it's best.
    "Let's not argue about ooh killed ooh, this is supposed to be an 'appy occasion."

  2. Indeed, Michael. I don't think anyone was injured very much.
    Max, Ha! Good one!

  3. I had visions of the brooms being used as lightsabres.

    There are seven of them occupying their own part of the church, so I heard on the news. They are responsible for cleaning their own part and get very territorial. The saddest part is that the church is falling down and no one can agree on who should pay for its repair.