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Priests, in the birthplace of jesus, settle dispute the only way religion allows -with violence.

In Hypocrisy, Intolerance, Irony, Violence on December 28, 2007 at 8:35 pm


A brawl broke out inside the Church of the Nativity as fully robed priest of rival Christian factions attacked each other with brooms and stones. Three different Christian groups share administration of the church and “any perceived encroachment on one group’s turf can set off vicious feuds” and apparently violence. What had started as a day of cleaning quickly turned ugly when some Greek Orthodox faithful trespassed in the Armenian wing of the church. A fight broke out between some 80 Christians. The incident had to be broken up by Palestinian police in riot gear. Four people were injured.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22419654/

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California Family Disses Rescuers, Credits god for Their Safety.

In stupid people on December 20, 2007 at 10:57 pm


In another example of persons of faith ignoring the human efforts behind their good fortunes. A family lost for three days in the mountains of northern California snubbed the thousands of people involved in their rescue and credited god for their safety. “We just kept praying and believing in God that he was going to get us out of this,” the father said after being released from the hospital. The family got lost in search for a christmas tree when a snowstorm covered their tracks preventing them from finding their way back to their vehicle. I wonder if they tribute the snowstorm that almost cost them their lives to god or at least blame him for not giving them the wisdom to check the forecast before venturing into the wilderness? If so, I doubt they hold a grudge, as he was nice enough to guide one of the many rescuers to them after their three-day test of faith.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22340223/

Father, aided by son, kills daughter for Allah

In religion, religion of peace, Violence on December 14, 2007 at 1:25 am

Aqsa Parvez, 16 was killed for refusing to wear her hijab, the traditional headscarf worn by Muslim females. Just when I thought a honor killing was the most ridiculous reason to kill a family member. Her father, who was arrested for murder called 911 after the killing to turn himself in. The victim’s brother, Waqas Parvez, 26, was arrested and charged with obstructing police. Since the father confessed to the killing before police had arrived, it makes one wonder what the brother had done to obstruct police. The father, facing a life sentence can take comfort in the 70 virgins that are surely waiting for him in paradise…