Sr. Wendy's response to Bill Moyers' question on "Piss Christ" is simply amazing. Per Sr. Wendy: the impulse is to judge, but spiritual maturity is to advance beyond the "comfort" and analyze the relationship between art and lived spirituality. Brilliant!Sr. Wendy's adult response is much more Christian and contemplative than Catholic League's "PISS CHRIST IS BLASPHEMY !!1!!1!"St. Sr. Wendy.
"Sr. Wendy's adult response is much more Christian and contemplative than Catholic League's 'PISS CHRIST IS BLASPHEMY !!1!!1!'"Well, her level-headed attitude is the reason I posted it. I looked up "Piss Christ" and it was much less graphic than I thought. It was just a Crucifix in a vague golden glow. If the artist hadn't said what it was, I don't think I would have guessed.The knee-jerk identity-politics reaction is, well, as shallow and strident as you characterize it, and the good Sister does a great job of explaining that. In response, I think I'll take a picture of Bill Donohue and submerge it...(jk, jk)This was all spurred by reading about "Everybody Draw Mohammed Day" and the absolute childishness of those BOTH sides of that. The fact that the whole event even occurred makes one embarrassed to be human, in some sense.You've got the crazy Muslim's killing people over cartoons, and governments banning websites in violation of free speech. And then you've got the arrogant Westerners being needlessly offensive just to get a rise, and also Europe's double standard re: holocaust denial (which isn't good either, but why is it legally forbidden when offensive images that incense the Muslims are not?)
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