Crucifix with a penis: Art exhibit riles Catholics
Posted by Mr DoctorE on August 6, 2011
I am more upset about this Jesus fellow threatening to torture most of humanity for all eternity; Ohh and the child abuse pandemic.
Mr Cruz said his work, which mixes Christ with symbols of pop culture, was a symbol of a patriarchal society where men were ‘worshipped’. But the display has caused uproar among conservative Catholics, who say it is a mockery of their faith.
The Cultural Centre of the Philippines in Manila has been flooded with calls to withdraw the exhibit since it opened in June.
Mr Cruz, a 37-year-old visual and performance artist, added that it was his intention to provoke a reaction but he was surprised at the anger of the response.
‘You can’t force people. But I just hope that when we look at something, the process doesn’t stop at the surface,’ he said.
‘This speaks about objects that we worship, how we create these gods and idols, and how we in turn are created by our gods and idols.’
A number of furious locals have taken to Facebook to vent their anger. One user wrote: ‘May your soul burn to [sic] hell, you Devil pro [sic] artist,’.
Emmanuel Fernandez, a teacher who is a member of the staunchly Catholic social group Knights of Columbus, also opposes the penis crucifix, saying: ‘It is very offensive to the majority, since the majority are Christian. It’s sort of mocking the faith,’.
Roman Catholics make up around 80 per cent of the Philippine population.
P.S. Perhaps catholic’s should protest their own idol worship; All the statues and shit, forbidden according to the magic book AKA the bible.