Conversation: The church of Mubarak
*Me and Big Pharaoh Yesterday* BP: Did you hear about that Filopater Gameel guy? You know, the Father in charge of the Addrah(Virgin) church? Me: No, what's his story? BP: Well, he wrote this article in Al Ghad newspaper not supporting Mubarak, so the Coptic Church suspended him from working. Me: Hehe, No way. Pope Shinoda doesn't like dissent in his church huh? BP: Well, he did support Mubarak in the name of all copts. Me: Yeah, and they are not happy with it, the ones I talk to. What the hell is he doing? First he forbids copts from doing the pilgrimage to Jerusalem because of the "injustice that the Palestinians suffer under the Israelis", then he supports Mubarak in the name of the Coptic church and all coptic christians in Egypt and now he punishes people who may disagree with his political views? What is he thinking? BP: I have no idea man. All I know is that that priest refused to retract his article or sign a pledge that states that he supports Mubarak, so now he is suspended for a month and a half. He is supposedly one of the leaderships in Nour El Ghad party. I bet the Pope is also not happy about that. Me: Hehehe, but seriously, what is Shinoda afraid of? BP: I am guessing he is afraid that if he doesn't support Mubarak then things will get bad for his people. Me: Worse then they are right now? Is he joking? How could it possibly get worse? BP: I don't know, maybe he got some deal going or something. Like they will let him build 5 new churches or something. Me: Lol, They probably haggled him: “No, no, you only get 3 churches and a cross”. BP: “And the cross has to have only 3 ends, not 4”. Me: “And you have to name one of the churches after Mubarak”. Oh yes, I can see it now. BP: LOL, the church of Mubarak. Me: The MB would LOVE that!