Now, it has a certain humourous angle to it, the way the Rob Ford scandal is humourous: just absurd and a bit outlandish, not something you'd expect from someone in that position.
But like the Rob Ford scandal, when you consider the actual act, it's not that funny.
Having a laugh about slapping heretics isn't really the vibe we should be aiming for in this twenty-first century.
People might get the wrong idea.
Like physical violence in the name of religion (or any belief) is okay.
I don't want to make this something bigger than it is, but it kind of bugged me that people thought this was appropriate.
Orthodoxy should be accompanied with a certain meekness, not aggression.