I previously posted a story about vandalism of a Bible as art. The Telegraph reports under the headline “Pope condemns Bible ‘vandalism’ exhibition”.
The subsequent complaints have led to the organisers of the exhibit putting the holy book on show in a locked case and inviting visitors to write their comments on blank sheets of paper instead.
But it was too late to appease the Pope.
The adviser to the head of the Catholic Church said the project was “disgusting and offensive”.
With no actual quote from the Pope and a quote from unnamed advisor I call BS on this story. Plus it does not sound like how he would phrase the reaction in the first place.
No of course not. He would phrase is something like: “This exhibition lacks the necessary openness, in a world context, to forms of artistic activity marked by quotas of gratuitousness and communion.”
I don’t find this offensive (since what one does with the Bible does not call into question how I perceive it).
I find it boring.
Queue the normal sentiment here: Wake me when somebody does this to a Koran.
I’m with Josh on this one. Another day, another “brave, daring ‘artist'” attempting to make a statement that dozens, if not hundreds, of “artists” did before. Making a mockery of a religion that doesn’t issue fatwas.
Desecrate a Koran, then call me. Otherwise, just another day and another attack on Christ. And the more they attack, the more it convinces me there’s everything right about Catholicism…
Christ, when HE comes in glory, will forsake the light-weight louts. The hell-laborers . . .
Let’s hope it was a bad translation of the Bible, or at least one with bad footnotes.
yeh right.. great post, Thank You