Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"They will know..."

Over at Slactivist, Fred has a little story linking to an article about the Holy Sepulchre - or, more specifically, about the two Muslim families who caretake and preserve the place:
Which is why they’re the only ones who can be trusted with keys to the place. That’s how it’s been for at least the past 800 years or so.

Because keeping the keys out of Christian hands has been the only way to keep us from killing each other over control of the shrine. (This makes it not only the traditional site of Jesus’ tomb, but also the final resting place of the meaning of Jesus’ death.)
One of his commenters said this, which is sad and funny simultaneously:
"They will know you are my disciples by how much you need the Muslims to keep you from killing each other."

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