Thursday, July 10, 2008

What IS this shape?

No doubt everyone will be delighted that the first monstrous cathedral of the 21st century has been nearly completed by the Diocese of Oakland, the ghastly Cathedral of Christ the Light, a perfectly horrible egg-thing.

It reminds me of something. Can't quite put my finger on it. What IS this shape?

In keeping with my previously stated thesis that ALL modern religious art and architecture is designed to portray Christ and Christians as evil, I know that when it comes to me just what this SHAPE is, I'll be horrified.

What is it? It looks like amputated leg, with a gaping wound out of which pops an egg thing.

The view from the top is decidedly 'eye' like... almost Masonic.

Looks eerily like a redesigned 'eye of providence' in the dollar bill.


Blogger hoosierboy said...

Think more crude. It looks like female genitalia to me. The ultimate tribute to Gaia worshipers nad the lamented loss of the Pagan feminine Goddesses.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Jamie Carin and Claudio Romano said...


In somewhat related news our bishop is apparently doing the truly evil and shipping away all of our trad priests and then closing our trad parish (this parish is 8-9 years old and has 400-500 other words well established, well known, etc etc). Our diocese was restructured a few months ago where several parishes were closed and priests reassigned. We thought Mater Ecclesiae was safe. But the Bishop (Gallante) was more clever than that knowing closing our parish would cause too much negative publicity at that time has worked out to have us closed quietly by August 1!

So please pray!!


8:05 AM  
Blogger Walker said...

OH MY LORD. That's what it is, HB!!! GADS It's a lesbian temple or something.

9:13 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

pretty much what Hoosier said.

3:06 AM  
Blogger Kevin S. Willis said...

Of course, I'm a guy, but I immediately thought "vulva". But there's also a strong "cat's eye" element to the design. However, such ambiguous designs don't offend me, per se . . . all sorts of ways to worship, I suppose, and all sorts of temples do it in.

Unfortunate, the problem with corporate worship (and this was appreciated very early on) is the infilitration of heresies (many of Paul's letters were battling exactly the sorts of things going on in the church now). The corporate, bureaucratic structure allows for personal feifdom's to develop, so that the individual in power, rather than God and Christ, become the focus of the church's activities. It also allows for "sleeper cells" to develop, or infilitrate. And while none of the folks determined to destroy the Catholic church have yet become pope, they have become the Arch Bishop of Cantebury. I mean, imagine that. Someone who is essentially a secular humanist is at the top of the pyramid of the Episcopal church.

As a non-practicing Presbyterian (and I've also attended many Methodist services), it's hard not to notice the stark difference between the church leadership (very liberal, often anti-American, almost anti-God) and the rank and file churches. It's an effort to drive God and Christ out of America, just as God and Christ have successfully been driven out of Europe.

But we were warned--it was never going to be a Christian planet. We are always going to be persecuted. We're supposed to witness where we can (I'm very bad at this) and live our lives for God.

But it's sad to see the great bulwarks of Christianity--the denominational churches--become corrupt and fall. Or, worse, fail their parishioners, and guide them away from God and to their own, more "personal" Jesus.

10:10 AM  

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