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 Post subject: You're catholic. Please explain to me...
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:06 am 
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What in the world is that statue depicting? :?

I'm sure its got some great inspirational meaning. But dang that is one ugly statue.

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 Post subject: Re: You're catholic. Please explain to me...
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Stuff n things. Maybe Poseidon. ::):

It looks like an artistic rendering. You know how artists get carried away sometimes.

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It may be an artistic version of Resurrection (conquering death by death) or his Second coming

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It's the Resurrection, so the artist said. It's in the Pope Paul VI audience hall at the Vatican. And I agree that it's massively ugly.

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Resurrection would be my best guess, due to His loincloth and absence of a crown.
Why didn't B16 remove that statue?

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La Resurrezione from the artist Pericle Fazzini depicts Jesus Christ rising from the nuclear bomb crater:

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid= ... 2016&hl=en

No idea why the artist depicted the ugly statue, but it's very heavy - eight metric tons I think.

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Perhaps it looks better in person.

Thankfully, the Church never claimed any infallibility in the "this is a good piece of art" department.

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It doesn't look any better in person.

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The same sculptor, Pericle Fazzini, also made a monument in honor of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina at San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.

Take a look at several pictures at the bottom and see if they are "ugly" or not.

http://www.sangiovannirotondo.it/page/1 ... -Padre-Pio

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lbt wrote:
The same sculptor, Pericle Fazzini, also made a monument in honor of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina at San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.

Take a look at several pictures at the bottom and see if they are "ugly" or not.

http://www.sangiovannirotondo.it/page/1 ... -Padre-Pio

Yes, they are quite ugly.

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 Post subject: Re: You're catholic. Please explain to me...
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lbt wrote:
La Resurrezione from the artist Pericle Fazzini depicts Jesus Christ rising from the nuclear bomb crater:

https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid= ... 2016&hl=en

No idea why the artist depicted the ugly statue, but it's very heavy - eight metric tons I think.

Thanks. A nuclear bomb? That's a weird choice.


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What's a lot neater is when they pour molten metal into a fire ant mound.

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 Post subject: Re: You're catholic. Please explain to me...
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i've seen that video shared on facebook many times :fyi:

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