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A Good Argument For Iconoclasm

April 16, 2010

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

BY JOHN ESTUS  

Published: April 15, 2010

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.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. April 16, 2010 3:56 pm

    ok… im actually speechless…

  2. April 16, 2010 7:24 pm

    I cannot help but smirk, here. I just had a letter to the editor published about the current molestation charges against Catholic priests. This just can’t be a good thing…

    Michael H.
    Montreal, QC

  3. April 16, 2010 11:05 pm

    Like Jim. At a loss this time.

  4. April 17, 2010 3:58 am

    For some reason I never liked this song:
    I can feel you, flowing though me
    Holy Spirit, come and fill me up …

    There are many songs of similar entendre !

  5. Jake permalink
    April 17, 2010 7:56 am

    Wow, seems like that parish really got the shaft here huh?

  6. Michael B permalink
    April 17, 2010 9:51 am

    Gives a whole new meaning to the term “Rod of Jesse.”

  7. Jake permalink
    April 17, 2010 6:58 pm

    Michael, that comment was totally insensitive! Dick move man, dick move…

  8. April 17, 2010 7:39 pm

    Jesus is REALLY hung on the cross…

  9. Michael B permalink
    April 18, 2010 7:52 pm

    …and j wins.

  10. April 19, 2010 12:47 pm

    Based on the title of the post, I take it you’re in favor of the crucifix, Scott?

    • April 20, 2010 5:15 am

      iconoclasm = breakin’ stuff
      iconography = makin’ stuff

      • April 20, 2010 10:19 am

        My bad.

  11. Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
    May 4, 2010 1:36 pm

    Bridal Mysticism strikes again!

    Artist goes “Whoops” and Hilarity Ensues!

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