Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Russians lose church, as in lose I mean it was there one day gone the next

Clergyman says church has vanished

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A church has vanished from the Russian village where it stood for almost 200 years, the local diocese said Tuesday.

The Church of Christ's Resurrection, in the central Russian village of Komarovo, was built in 1809 but in early October someone took it away brick by brick, Father Vitaly a spokesman for the local Russian Orthodox Church, told Reuters.

"We have sent a letter to local prosecutors," he said. "Who exactly did this, the investigation will show."

I haven't seen anything this stupid since my last post about french toast. Ok, not really. But this is up there with losing a lighthouse.

I understand that people in Russia like to drink a lot. But you really have to be drunk to lose a church. The Russian people already lost a lake a few years ago. I think Russia is the location where David Copperfield goes to practice his new tricks. How else are buildings and watersheds just disappearing? Or maybe people were just drunk and there was no church.

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