Tuesday, July 11, 2006

No Longer Do I Classify Them As "Roman Protestants"
They've been downgraded to "Roman Pagans"

Those whacky and wild nut-jobs in Linz, Austria are at it again. The very same Catholic(?) diocese that erected a shrine to Judas Iscariot

The same folks who gave us a freak show New Lent

We now have the Modern Art version of The Stations of the Cross (click here). Just as barren and passionless as their faith.

Compare the correct Stations of The Cross with this Austrian Abomination.

1. Jesus is condemned to death
2. Jesus receives the cross
3. The first fall
4. Jesus meets His Mother
5. Simon of Cyrene carries the cross
6. Veronica wipes Jesus' face with her veil
7. The second fall
8. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
9. The third fall
10. Jesus is stripped of His garments
11. Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross
12. Jesus dies on the cross
13. Jesus' body removed from the cross (Pieta)
14. Jesus is laid in the tomb

I'm still trying to figure out what their 15th Station of the Cross is. A tribute to Judas?

6 Comments:

Blogger Chad said...

No idea what that 15th one is either--the German didn't translate on Google either.

Linz... I hadn't made the Hitler connection before clicking on that Judas memorial link. Must be something in the water.

5:40 PM  
Blogger St. Jimbob of the Apokalypse said...

It's easier to forget key articles of Faith if you view it in abstracts. Many Catholic Theologians are proof of this.
I imagine that the artist was repelled by the graphic and visceral Passion of The Christ film, hence the vapid and mindless art. Someone is trying to dodge metanoia by removing Christ's recognizable humanity by turning His Passion into unrecognizable lumps.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

Some people include the Resurrection as the 15 station.
I have always had a problem with that.

I think the stations of the cross end with Jesus being laid in the tomb (the 14th). Then we can look forward to His Resurrection.

6:46 AM  
Blogger A. Carlton Sallet said...

In all fairness I kinda recognize 11, but 6 is definitely a urinal.

And I'm not sure, but I think 12 is "Jesus receives an episiotomy"....

7:53 AM  
Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

I couldn't get the link to work for me...

8:41 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

CC,

try cutting and pasting this

http://www.dioezese-linz.at/pfarren/steyregg/kreuzweg.htm

4:42 PM  

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