A Good Argument For Iconoclasm
My friends, there are so many other titles I could have gone with… so many other titles. Not only is this video and article a good argument for iconoclasm, the title I used for this post is clear proof that I may be maturing.
Don’t get your hopes up too much though, it’s probably just a bit!
Controversial crucifix creates rift at Warr Acres church
Some parishioners say icon is obscene
Churchgoers are outraged over a crucifix in a Catholic church that they say shows an image of genitalia on Jesus.
The controversial crucifix has caused a deep divide among members of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, where it hangs above the main altar.
“There are a couple people who have left the parish,” said the Rev. Philip Seeton, the church’s pastor. “There are people in the parish who don’t like it and have stayed.”
Critics of the crucifix take issue with what appears to be a large penis covering Jesus’ abdominal area. Seeton said the portion of the crucifix in question is meant to be Jesus’ abdomen “showing distension” — not a penis.
Seeton said, “I’ve had people who have vocally said that that’s what they see there. I’ve had people who have been just as vocal who said that’s not what they’re seeing there.”
Read more: HERE. They also have some extra video and pictures of other icons that look similar.