One of the scandals of Christianity has been the conflicts between various Christian denominations over control of the holy sites in the
Middle East. Catholics
squabble with Greek Orthodox, and Greek Orthodox will fight with the Armenian
Orthodox; each trying to preserve their piece of a holy site. This state of
affairs has existed over the centuries.
Now Huffington Post has a story about a fight between Greek and Armenian
Orthodox in the ancient Church of the Nativity.
The church is supposed to enclose the site where tradition holds Jesus
Christ was born.
So in a place that celebrates the birth of the Prince of Peace, Christian clergy are fighting with each other like street gangs over turf. I can never understand why there is this lack of cooperation, lack of charity, and possessiveness. Whatever happened to “They will know we are Christians by our love?”