Saturday, May 15, 2010

Some Parishioners Are Outraged By Their Churches New Crucifix!

Believe it or not, this is the actual Crucifix that hangs above the main altar of Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in War Acres Oklahoma ...


Apparently,  The Huge Boner Is in the Eyes of the Beholder! 

"There are a couple people who have left the parish,” the Rev. Philip Seeton, the church’s pastor explained to USA Today  "There are people in the parish who don’t like it and have stayed away.”

Critics of the crucifix take issue with what appears to be a large penis covering Jesus’ abdominal area. Seeton said the portion of the crucifix in question is meant to be Jesus’ abdomen "showing distension”  - and definitely not a penis.

Seton also explained to the "Oklahoman" a local newspaper, "I’ve had people who have vocally said that that’s what they see there. I’ve had other people who have been just as vocal who said that’s not what they’re seeing there.”

Frustrated by all the publicity and controversy Father Seaton has now referred all questions to the Oklahoma City Archdiocese.

Monsignor Edward Weisenburger said he has no problems with the crucifix either and has referred specific questions back to Seeton. 

Janet Jaime is the artist who designed the New 10 Foot Tall Crucifix and, according to the newspapers covering this story she was unavailable for comment, but her husband said critics are misinterpreting a common religious icon.

"This isn't just a subjective depiction. This is an historical religious icon of the church,” said Reggie Jaime, husband of Janet Jaime, an Oklahoma City Iconographer commissioned by the church to design the crucifix. “I can't help what you see in things, or she sees in things, or anyone.”


Now, the idea that this might be a religious icon is completely plausible to me.  After all, many cultures and societies have long-established traditions of worshiping phallic symbols.  But to suggest that this crucifix does not depict both Exaggerated and Engorged Genitalia is absolutely Ludicrous and Absurd to me.

Father Seaton's attempt to explain this as being nothing more than abdominal distention strikes me as being pretty lame.  But then again, that's me.  He's already got his parishioners believing in Heaven, Hell and the Virgin Birth.  So Who Knows What Else They Might "Swallow"?!

Agnostic Thinking...

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26 comments:

  1. My god (no pun intended) what was the artist thinking?

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  2. Oh No They Didn't!

    Now, they'll probably have to take the cross down.

    Too bad too. I bet it took a long time to ERECT.

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  3. Lilliam FigueroaMay 15, 2010 at 8:35 AM

    Ed, you're right it is a phallic symbol and not abdominal stomach distention. lol

    I've seen this type of crucifix before and it has a name but I don't remember what it's called offhand.

    It's actually an ancient Celtic phallic symbol. It was used by the early church in Ireland when praying for fertility.

    I find it very bizarre that it would be used now, in any modern church.

    So what can I say, I guess that "Old Wooden Cross" has wood. ;-)

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  4. Don't the Priests in Catholic Churches usually Kiss the Crucifix?

    I'm just a sayin.

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  5. This Is Blasphemous, Everyone Knows Christ Was Crucified, Not Hung.

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  6. ROFL And to think, the church has been trying so HARD to Distance itself from the DICK.

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  7. Wow! The artist did a shitty job of drawing their messiah's abs, and everybody's mistaking it for a boner! XD

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  8. Look at the expression on Jesus's face. He's all like "Hey, It Ain't No Big Deal"

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  9. If you think that's Big, you should see his father!

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  10. Holy crap, it took me a few seconds to notice it. I guess the cross isn't the only thing that has wood in that picture.

    But, is it just me or doesn't it look like the penis is inside of Jesus?

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  11. Bahahahah
    That's hilarious.
    Gettin' a good number of views on your blog nowadays?

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  12. For centuries WOOD has been a very common medium for religious icons.
    If nothing else this should settle any dispute as to whether JC was black or white.

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  13. Keep in mind, Jesus was only 33yo when he posed for this, let's just wait and see how he holds up after the second coming.

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  14. "Gag Me With A Cross!"

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  15. Is that a Crucifix in your pocket or, are you just HAPPY to see me?

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  18. Damn, if I don't keep F'ing this up!

    Anyway, I think this story is creepy, freaky and wonderful. I love this sh+t! I found a link to your blog in my e-mail, I think this is great and I decided to "Follow" - I can't wait to tell the girls at church tomorrow.

    Yes, even though I'm not sure if I believe in God. I still go to church every Sunday. I usually arrive late. Just in time for the coffee, cake and gossip.

    Speaking of Religion, this could give a whole new meaning to the word worship.

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  19. this icon is right up your "alley"...how lucky for you. at first i was confused, i guess it's because there was no sign of circumcision...unusual for one of my people. and, no, i DON'T mean polish people! but, just the same, that is SOME SHLONG on that holy putz.

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  20. Holy F*ck Man, that guy is hung.

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  21. Christ has risen.
    I'll save you a seat on the subway to hell.

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  22. Guys its called : Death Erection, just google it out.

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  23. Is this Jesus' last erection after his last supper and before his resurection or res-erection ??

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  24. And now we know what those women on the left are looking at and thinking.

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