The story here is interesting: The church is divided into two halves, right down the middle, one for Catholics and one for Orthodox. This, obviously, leaves a lot of sects that don't count themselves with either without a place to consider their "own", which leaves a lot of tit-for-tat among everyone involved. The Catholic side is well lit, taken care of thanks to a larger donation base, and has a larger staff. This puts the Orthodox side on edge.
Imagine every episode of a sitcom ever where a room is divided in half with a piece of tape and the wacky hijinks that ensue. Then imagine over 1000 years of festering hatred and the extremely officious nature of those likely to hang around, and mix with whatever Protestant, non-denominational, Mormon, whatever who wants to come in and doesn't know the whole story, and you have a powder keg. Riots happen frequently here.
Can't wait to find out which of these denominations correctly interpreted the Bible!
This is exactly the image I have in my head when someone says "religion."
How many problems would be solved if the cops didn't show up to stop them, but instead just sent an envoy to say, "You're all men of God, so there will be no arrests today. And remember, if you ask God will forgive any sin. Here are some swords."
|Oscar Wildcat |
MAGIC MISSILE! MAGIC MISSILE!
Can't you guys PLEASE just kill each other already. We really don't need you anymore.
And every single one of them will die one day without ever questioning this behavior. Religion.
Just knock it down. Now NOBODY gets to play with it. Happy?
Yeah, yeah, "LOL XTIANS". Yet if these were Shaolin monks, we'd all think they were totally awesome.
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