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Priests brawl at Jesus' birthplace

CNN: Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic priests beat each other up, throw stones at each other at Jesus' birthplace, police called in

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) --
Greek Orthodox and Armenian priests attacked each other with brooms and stones inside the Church of the Nativity as long-standing rivalries erupted in violence during holiday cleaning on Thursday.

The basilica, built over the grotto in Bethlehem where Christians believe Jesus was born, is administered jointly by Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian Apostolic authorities.

Any perceived encroachment on one group's turf can touch off vicious feuds.

On Thursday, dozens of priests and cleaners were scrubbing the church ahead of the Armenian and Orthodox Christmas, celebrated in early January. Thousands of tourists visited the church this week for Christmas celebrations.

But the clean-up turned ugly after some of the Orthodox faithful stepped inside the Armenian church's section, touching off a scuffle between about 50 Greek Orthodox and 30 Armenians.

Palestinian police, armed with batons and shields, quickly formed a human cordon to separate the two sides so the cleaning could continue, then ordered an Associated Press photographer out of the church.

Four people, some with blood running from their faces, were slightly wounded.
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Behold, the world's most politically correct Christmas card.

Behold, the world's most politically correct Christmas card.

See link for all the little details explained. The card reads inside:

"Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practised within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all."

The key to the image above:

1. Recycling bins outside stable.
2. A sheep plugging veganism - and muzzled incase it bites - plus another sheep advertising British Meat in fairness to non-vegetables
3. Banner proclaims: "Atheism is OK too".
4. Fathers 4 justice protestor in Batman outfit.
5. Solar panels on stable roof.
6. Wise man in a wheelchair.
7. "Safety in the stable" poster.
8. Fire extinguisher next to poster.
9. Angel in high-visibility jacket.
10. Wheelchair ramp to stable.
11. Statues from other religions surround the manger.
12. Joseph wears hard hat - as does Mary.
13. Mothers for justice demonstrator in Wonder Woman outfit.
14. Hand washing facility.
15. Essential first aid kit.
16. Figure in T-shirt with slogan: "Scientology rocks!"
17. Airport-style metal detector.

(no subject)

My new hero, Reverend Billy.

(Sung to the tune of "Joy to the World"):

Joy to the world!
In the form of goods!
Consume! Consume! Consume!
Bright plastic this and thats,
For screaming little brats,
Take the SUV to the mall!
Take the SUV to the mall!
And buy, buy, buy, buy,
Buy, buy, buy, buy it all!
All boys and girls,
The time has come!
Rejoice! Rejoice! Rejoice!
Don't let the chain stores fool you!
We've come around to school you!
You don't need all that junk!
You don't need all that junk!
We don't, we don't,
Need all that junk!