An Australian artist’s work that shows a "Star Wars" robot hanging from a cross has outraged some churches.
The Melbourne Herald Sun reports that "Crusci-fiction" is part of an exhibit called False Idols by artist Jud Wimhurst which opens this month at a
Melbourne gallery. "Crusci-fiction" is a room-sized installation with 25 replicas of C3PO nailed to crosses.
Wimhurst said his work is not intended as sacrilege.
" We’re talking about sacrilege and the fact that everything’s for sale," he said.
But Monsignor Lee Tomlinson, the city’s Roman Catholic vicar general, suggested the art trivializes the central symbol of Christianity.
" It’s disappointing that Christian symbols seem to be able to be ridiculed, but those of other religions or groups are not," Tomlinson told the newspaper.
Jim Wallace, head of the Australian Christian Lobby, also finds the art offensive.
On the other hand, David Richardson, dean of the Anglican St. Paul’s Cathedral, found "Crusci-fiction" interesting and said Christians don’t have a monopoly on crucifixion. [Source]
Then C3PO was led by his programming into the wilderness to be tempted by Darth Vader. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, he was still not hungry since he never ate anyway.
I didn’t realize the C in C3PO stood for Christ, but I guess 3 is a good trinitarian number.