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It's not the art that is offensive, it's your own brains people. Just because the original 12th century artist had a poor grasp of stomach musculature anatomy (like most MODERN DAY people who cannot Draw/Sculpt to save their lives...) Does not mean it's a a huge Jeebus penis. Yes, it looks like one people if you have a dirty mind, but it should be obvious to ANYONE with 2 brain cells to rub together, it's SUPPOSED to be stomach muscles. For crying out loud! Only adults will snicker at the penis shaped abs! Get over yourselves! Really you bunch of freaking puritanical prudes!


Controversial crucifix creates rift at Warr Acres church | NewsOK.com
UPDATE: April 17: Artist will modify crucifix WARR ACRES — Churchgoers are outraged over a crucifix in a Catholic church that they say shows an image of genitalia on Jesus.

And for those of you asking the "artist" to fix it in the article's comments and to the replicating artist... did you even PAY ATTENTION to the video or article? the original iconic image this is a representation of was created in the 12th century, in Italy for the Catholic Church, I'm pretty positive the original artist is DEAD at this point and any replicas should retain the original artist's representation, if this was the Mona Lisa would you ask the replicator to give her bangs and some lip gloss? NO. Grow up for goodness sakes how absolutely SILLY!

If I am hired to paint a replica of something, I DO NOT EDIT OUT OR PAINT OVER THINGS, it's then no longer a replica and smacks of just plagiarism, Ask Nick Simmons about what plagiarizing art gets you.... (google it).

As an artist I'm disgusted by people wanting her to "edit" out iconography because OMG it might look like an EVIL PENIS! Cover the children's eyes! (Trust me, no child would ever notice unless YOU, the ADULT, points it out to them by making a big deal of it....

As a person I'm just horrified that in 2010 people are still afraid of human anatomy so much. It's a BODY people, nudity is not evil or sin, ILLUSIONS OF nudity is just even more prudish, (LOOK IT'S A TURNIP SHAPED LIKE A THINGIE!!!!) I almost wish it was a Jeebuz Penis and not just bad stomach muscles just to watch the prudes faint.

As a person not of any faith - I just want to bash my head into a wall until I'm unconscious and I don't have to see "News" like this over and over and over. Between Jesus!Cock and Muhammed!IBOMBYOUIFYOUDRAWHIM and whatever else religion has to whine over, every, single day I'm tired of it. Let's worry more about Priests raping children and Jihad-ists killing and bombing people in the name of religion and worry less about art that was created 900 years ago that is the equivalent of a penis shaped turnip in comparison.



Is logic and rationale so very difficult to cultivate for the faithful, even the most devout? (This does not apply to 99.9999 of my immediate family who for the most part are extremely DEVOUT but also show the highest degree of logic and brain power, thank GOODNESS!)


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Apr. 17th, 2010 09:38 pm (UTC)
Welcome to the intelligence party that is my state!

This has been on the news every freaking night. We have this thing called "The Rant" where viewers can call in or e-mail in on topics....oh my god I wish I had thought to record it all. I was ROLLING with laughter over the sheer stupidity.
Apr. 17th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
KFOR4: Painting angers congregation.

Some of the comments, while not as good as the Rants, are pretty hilarious if anybody needs a laugh.
Apr. 18th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
Apr. 17th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
This just gave me the lolz so hard. People are so brainwashed by political correctness and over sensitivity that they have careened over into insanity.
Apr. 17th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
I can see why people would jump to conclusions and scream, "JESUS PENIS!!!", but seriously... those are his badly drawn, badly designed ABDOMINAL MUSCLES, and nothing more.

People are just too quick to jump to conclusions. Makes you wonder what they think of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel! Oooooooh the nudity and penis! HEAVEN FORBID! XP

I had to Buzz this over on Yahoo.

Apr. 18th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
Next thing you know, people will be reverting to the Victorian practice of knocking peen off the copies of classical statues?

Plus, it's a replica in the style of something hanging in ASSISI, for the love of all that is! Can't get much more Catholic than ASSISI, surely?

*sigh* Truly, it is amazing what people choose to focus time and energy on these days.
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