Men And Their Religious Madness

Men (and a much smaller number of women) and their religious rituals can be bonkers sometimes. I know, "gives a lot of people succour", "has done a lot of good", "whatever keeps you going" ... but really, this is religion?

The Copts have a long-standing claim over part of the roof, which is occupied by Ethiopian monks. To maintain their claim, Coptic monks take turns to sit on a chair on the roof. But on a particularly hot day in 2002, when a Coptic monk moved the chair a few inches into the shade, the Ethiopians interpreted that move as a violation of the status quo. The ensuing fight sent 11 monks to the hospital.

[source: The Christian church so holy that Muslims hold its keys]

No worse than sport I s'pose. 

The Immovable Ladder
The most infamous ladder in all Christendom has been standing above the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher for about three centuries.
Credit: Matthew Delaney, CC BY-SA 3.0


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