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From 'Making Light'
Holy Trinity, Batman!

According to AP:
Thursday, March 18, 2004, Statesboro, Georgia — A couple who got into a dispute over a theological point after watching "The Passion of the Christ" were arrested after the argument turned violent.

The two left the movie theater debating whether God the Father in the Holy Trinity was human or symbolic, and the argument heated up when they got home, Melissa Davidson said.

   "It was the dumbest thing we've ever done," she said.

I'll say. They were well on their way to re-inventing the Arian Heresy. Next on Crossfire: The Filioque Clause!

Davidson, 34, and her husband, Sean Davidson, 33, were charged with simple battery on March 11 after the two called police on each other. They were released on $1,000 bail.

According to a police report, Melissa Davidson suffered injuries on her arm and face, while her husband had a scissors stab wound on his hand and his shirt was ripped off. He also allegedly punched a hole in a wall.

   "Really, it was kind of a pitiful thing, to go to a movie like that and fight about it. I think they missed the point," said Gene McDaniel, chief sheriff's deputy.

Maybe they did, maybe they didn't. They're hardly the first people to wander into that tar pit. The night before the final balloting at the Council of Nicea, Saint Nicholas of Myra punched out Arius in a bar fight arising from a very similar argument.

So just remember, kids: when you hear someone talking about "traditional Christianity," this is what they mean.

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