Questionable Motives

December 29, 2011

What does sophisticated theology look like in action?

Filed under: Religion,stupidity,theology,tolerance — tildeb @ 10:18 am

The 1,700-year-old Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Jesus’ supposed birthplace, is maintained by three religious denominations:  the Armenian Orthodox Church, the Greek Orthodox Church, and the Franciscan Order of the Catholic church. It is one of the holiest sites in Christianity, is in a bad state of repair, largely because the priests cannot agree on who should pay for its upkeep.

From the BBC Online: Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where many Christians believe Jesus’s body was taken after crucifixion, has also seen similar incidents.

“It was a trivial problem that… occurs every year,” Bethlehem police Lt-Col Khaled al-Tamimi told Reuters.

And the money quote:

“No one was arrested because all those involved were men of God,” he said.


  1. It’s like something out of a Monty Python sketch… lol

    Comment by misunderstoodranter — December 29, 2011 @ 3:06 pm | Reply

  2. Jesus’ supposed birthplace

    Question: Supposed by whom?

    Answer: Constantine’s mother, Helena, “She showed the spot where Jesus was born, the field where the shepherds saw the star, inn where the Good Samaritan took care of the beaten man.

    She had a magnificent church built on the spot where Jesus was crucified and buried (the first of the Holy Sepulchre churches).”

    Comment by Veronica Abbass — December 29, 2011 @ 4:32 pm | Reply

  3. Yes Monty Python comes to mind, its disgraceful and extremly funny at the same time. Shut up big nose!

    Stuart Mawbey

    Comment by woowoostuff — December 29, 2011 @ 5:08 pm | Reply

    • If only it was as harmless.

      Comment by misunderstoodranter — December 30, 2011 @ 11:42 am | Reply

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