Pretty hideous crucifix right? This hung outside a 1960s Anglican Church and the vicar has had it removed. Good decision. However, click here for the crazy comments that surround the decision.
The vicar took it down not because it was hideously modern and simply bad art. He took it down because it was scaring the kiddies. I admit, it looks like some sort of spooky creature from the Sci Fi movie, Signs, but did the vicar replace it with a beautiful crucifix? No, he replaced it with a newly designed modern polished steel cross without a corpus because it would be a ‘symbol of hope and positive thinking and nurture self esteem’ or some such nonsense.
One of the parishioners objected to the removal because, get this, “it was another nail in the coffin of traditional Christianity to remove a corpus from the cross.” I get her reasoning, sort of, but the point is that this gruesome corpus was not an example of traditional Christianity to start with.
I’m tempted to start an image series of the most awful representations of the crucifixion. We Catholics have ours too, but they’re usually sentimental rather than gruesome. What about that one where Jesus reaches up from the cross to release a dove?
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I am the priest at St John’s, Horsham – but the Castholic one! We, I am proud to say, have a huge stone crucifix in the centre of the sanctuary which is our pride and joy. This is a curious act by Mr Souter. My panic, when I saw the headlines, cannot be over-estimated! I’ve only been here three months and wondered what all the fuss was about. Perhaps it’s not wise to have two churches named for St John in the same town. We, of course, maitian fidelity to the ancient faith of the Church. The cricifix will stay!
Sorry, posted under my now-deleted account. Should have posted under this username.
Another very ugly cross is the new modern cross erected at the very Catholic Fatima Sanctuary in Portugal. Here is a picture link:http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/2739286116_70420ba7f2.jpg?v=0This unfortunate example of art gone wrong complements fully the diabolically ugly new church.
The crucifix, as made by the orcs of Mordor. Such artwork is the punishment for trying to be original.A series on the most ugly representations of the crucifixion would be an interesting endeavour in showing how empty and shallow modernism is.
Oh dear. I like that crucifix.I gather it is to be replaced by an empty cross.Great.That’ll tell everyone a lot about their salvation.