The Loudmouth Protestant

April 16, 2010

Take a Look at this Crucifix

Filed under: randomness,recent news — nickisym @ 9:48 am
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Take a Good Look at this Crucifix

I came across this image of a new crucifix that has made its home in an Oklahoma church. As beautiful and wonderful as it is, some congregants have a problem with it and they have even left the parish because of it. Having looked at the image and been assaulted with the headline that came with the article that inspired me to write this post, I could see why people are upset. But, having taken a step back, I wonder if this is a case of a perverse generation of people–i.e. all those angry congregants are actually closet freaks. Or, is this a case of a perverted maker–the artist or whatever you call people who make crucifixes had a little trick up his sleeve.

So I’m curious, what do you see when you look at this crucifix and who do you think is to blame, the people or the maker?



  1. I actually saw nothing strange when I first looked at it..but then when I read the rest of your post and saw the word ‘perverse’ I put my pervert vison on and looked for something gross..Then I saw that the abs on Jesus are a bit..inappropriate. I think the maker of this is to blame for this instance…6 packs are typically drawn with 6 sections…the departure from that standard suggests that the difference is on purpose. This is very much like the perversions in Disney cartoons. Unnecessary.

    Comment by Kristen Jason — April 16, 2010 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  2. Why is there a skeleton at the feet of Jesus? I see a skeleton representing death and darkness. Jesus’s death brought light to the world….The birth and death of Jesus was God’s plan…seeing a skeleton there, is not appropriate, what happened to a dove. Is that a bishop to the right?…a bit too modern for me…what’s up with the abs too..

    Comment by mel — April 17, 2010 @ 7:52 pm | Reply

  3. I saw the penis immediately. Definitely a problem on the artists part. Definitely. It doesn’t even LOOK like an abdomen.

    Comment by Jovi — May 3, 2010 @ 1:54 pm | Reply

  4. What the feezy? The allusion of the abs is offensive and distracting once you notice it you can’t ignore it. It does it seems like it is along the lines of the Disney situation as Kirsten suggested while at the same time perhaps revealing something about the members but I wouldn’t call it perversion considering there just pointing the obvious.

    Comment by noble — September 8, 2010 @ 10:33 pm | Reply

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