Comments on: Vienna museum reels from Last Supper uproar, blames outsiders http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Jay http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/comment-page-1/#comment-2923 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 05:16:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/#comment-2923 Is it just me, or does this pope guy look like Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars? Anyway, the catholics believe they are the authority on religion, yet they have it so very wrong. Amazing how so many still follow that belief system. The muslims have overtaken them in numbers, but probably on equal levels as far as disinformation and violence are concerned. On the positive side, they have made an enormous amount of money in their businesses.

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By: Dan Brown http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/comment-page-1/#comment-2920 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 03:17:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/#comment-2920 It’s April 17th, Happy Birthday Jesus

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By: Dan Brown http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/comment-page-1/#comment-2919 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 03:14:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/#comment-2919 I am not a suporter of the pope, I am not a Catholic. I am actually more like all of the PROTESTANTS because I PROTEST Catholicism, the EMPIRE that it used to be, and the EMPIRE that I still view it to be. Though I view the pope as nothing more than the current EMPEROR of that EMPIRE, I have to agree with him and side with him on the fact that Americans put their faith by the wayside, and only aknowledge it for Christmas and Easter. It’s even my opinion that most Christian sadly just view their faith as a “get out of hell free ticket.” The pope may agree with me, but is there anything we can do as a nation and society to correct this?

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By: Michael http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/comment-page-1/#comment-2870 Mon, 14 Apr 2008 16:47:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/#comment-2870 The point is… get it off of Church property. The Church does not support such “art.” And any Cardinal that continues to allow such a mess should be reprimanded (however unlikely that may be).

Hrdlicka could sculpt a Mother Teresa out of feces and eat it out of a monstrance shaped bowl and call it “art” in a modern museum AND get it lauded by the intellegentsia, but…get it out of the Church.

It is my understanding that there is still an image of the flagellated Christ being fondled on display? Because of this, I am still deeply ashamed of the Cardinal by his indecision on the matter. He is not a true representation of Christ… only the Pope may depose Cardinal Schönborn (C. 2, X, de clerico non residente, III, 4) However, as the image that is with this artice alludes… Schönborn was a student of once Cardinal Ratzinger in in Regensburg, Germany… Expect nothing to come of this.

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By: Clement W http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/comment-page-1/#comment-2847 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 13:24:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/#comment-2847 I have not seen the painting, but, it seems that there have been far too many “expressions” in art aimed at christianity and its central figures.

In Europe, and in most of the elite circles, it is fashionable to espouse other religions and their philosophies. I agree with the comment above by Leon A Davis. I would love to see the artistic appreciation of the vast majority of the world population if similar art about islam, hinduism, or even buddhism were exhibited. Yes be a “MAN” and move to IRAN, PAKISTAN, INDIA, SRI LANKA and exhibit such “ART”

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By: Kieran http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/comment-page-1/#comment-2842 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 11:31:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/#comment-2842 Are children really ready for the violence, rapes and genocide which run through the allegedly holy bible?

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By: Conscientious Observer http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/comment-page-1/#comment-2831 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 01:22:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/#comment-2831 I am of the understanding that the museum in question is open to the public including children. I won’t dispute that Alfred Hrdlicka is an artist. But if the museum is open to children, would they (the children) be in a position to understand the full extent of what is depicted? Each to their own with homosexuality – “not that there’s anyting wrong with that” as quoted by Jerry Seinfeild…. This matter should be looked at with a mature, open and rational view. Where was it itially hung, who is likely to look at it? Were there signs regarding censorship, considering the nature of the art piece? I understand children see the statue of David in all his glory, however he is not being subjected to something children should not need to know or understand until they are mature enough to do so. I understand some ‘parents’ are of the opinion it’s alright for a six year old girl or boy to be subjected to pornographic and sexually explicit pictures and the potential follow-on consequences and questions the child is likely to ask and what they are going to think of such a sacred figure after seeing this. Don’t peodophiles allow and want children to see this sort of matter??? Most adults are mature enough to interpret the ‘art’ so they won’t forever ‘misinterpret’ Christianity and Christ. You have a young person not knowing how to interpret the ‘art’ and their ‘parent’ not saying anything or saying ‘the wrong thing’, that may cause problems in understanding what is Christianity in future. Does the ‘average, everyday’ person or Christian willingly participate in such a scene as depicted in this painting? I’m getting the feeling I’ve missed out on something in my Christian upbringing……………!!!!!! (Before anyone jumps to any conclusions about me – I am being facetious).

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By: Steve http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/comment-page-1/#comment-2815 Sat, 12 Apr 2008 15:42:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/#comment-2815 Situations like this provide the perfect example for the Christian faithful to prove how adult and mature they are. To prove that they and their God are not threatened by such trivial matters. Instead they take the opportunity to scream and rant that their personal beliefs are too important to be made fun of, or commented on, by the rest of us.

Your opinion of the art is beside the point. The artist has the right to make such art, and the museum has the right to display it. Please stop telling the rest of us how to think, and please stop telling us what to do.

And please, please, please, stop pretending that Christians are a suppressed underdog. That idea is simply laughable.

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By: Leon A Davis http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/comment-page-1/#comment-2796 Sat, 12 Apr 2008 00:40:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/#comment-2796 It seems very avante garde for modern artists to create blasphemous images of Jesus or His Mother. I seem to remember a picture of the Virgin Mary created by the artist smearing his own vari-colored feces around on a canvas. Among the intellegentsia this was well-received. Bravo! Well done! A work of true genius! So it’s no big thing to portray Jesus Christ as homosexual, right? Been done already. Many times. Bor-ing. (Insert massive yawn here) But I offer a simple challenge to Mr Hrdlicka. Take me up on it if you dare. Paint the equivalent image of the Prophet Mohammed (PBH). Go ahead. I double-dare – no, I triple-dare you. Go for the gold. Slander the Prophet. Come on. Do it. It’s cowardly to attack Christianity because you can do it with impunity. What’s the worst the Pope’s gonna do? Say a mass for your soul? Be a real artist. A real man. Go after Islam.

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/comment-page-1/#comment-2778 Fri, 11 Apr 2008 15:15:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/vienna-museum-reels-from-last-supper-uproar-blames-outsiders/#comment-2778 For heaven’s sakes, the man is a Stalinist. How can he be respected?

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