very ugly stations of the cross
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mike6240 Wrote:That, I make no bones about.  The link of the scourged statue and JPII's does cross a line, though.  Would I display either one on my fireplace mantle in my living room for all to see, non-Catholics and children included?  No, because a statue like that would be scandalous towards the real Sacrifice of Christ - not another human being's interpretation of It, which is what this is.
That crucifix was used by a Pope of the Catholic Church. That statue is often used during Lenten, or at least during the most sorrowful of days.

Protestants typically despise any sort of crucifix, and only settle for plain crosses.

The realism of the crucifixion should not be ignored, nor should people shy away from the truth of it. There is nothing wrong with stylised crucifices, but they all too often make us forget what crucifix is: a most cruel form of tortue which no one survived.

Those are not "interpretations" but attempts to not interpret and show it as it is.

Quote:Would I show a sanitized Crucifix clothed in garments like a priest and hidden wounds?  No, for the same reason as I mentioned above. 

Again, I'm no art critic, but I have my Catholic sensibilities and both images go against it. 

So you want something which you can accept easily. Don't take the easy rode. Devotion to the Passion and to the Holy Wounds allow for much greater love of Christ and appreciation of the sacrifice. All one has to do is think of a sin as causing such wounds, and one will not sin.

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very ugly stations of the cross - by littlepaddle - 02-08-2009, 08:51 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by littlepaddle - 02-08-2009, 09:09 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 09:10 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 10:33 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Scipio_a - 02-08-2009, 11:10 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 11:14 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 11:18 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 11:28 AM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 12:01 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by SCG - 02-08-2009, 01:10 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 01:12 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 01:22 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 01:29 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 01:31 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 01:33 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 01:44 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 02:49 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 02:57 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 03:02 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 03:04 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 03:12 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 03:13 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 03:14 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 03:16 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 03:26 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-08-2009, 03:30 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 03:33 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by didishroom - 02-08-2009, 03:52 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by Historian - 02-09-2009, 04:17 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by raitaiboo - 02-09-2009, 05:14 PM
very ugly stations of the cross - by mike6240 - 02-09-2009, 09:30 PM
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very ugly stations of the cross - by mike6240 - 02-09-2009, 09:49 PM
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