Thursday, January 08, 2009

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Sussex | Church removes 'scary crucifix'

The crucifixion is officially 'not PC' in Sussex.
I can understand the reasoning on this one - Christianity advertises itself (on a theoretical level, like all religions) as peaceful and inspiring. Then we have a sculpture that, as art, does an excellent job of sparking conversation of its subject matter.

I have to admit that it's a pretty powerful peace, and one could pull a lot of meaning from the expression on Jesus's face. Personally, I think it represents the conflicts between the establishment of religion and the philosophy of a man. (Would Gandhi be considered a religious symbol in 1000 years?)

Not as provocative as 'Chocolate Jesus', but it's up there!

BBC Video

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