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Messaging Easter

So, just got caught by the Curiosity Ray when I saw someone yet again posting this ugly thing the pope sent Vatican employees for Easter.


Apparently it’s the Risen Christ. Yeah, I realize it’s not obvious.

Well, I just wondered what sort of other stuff the (Argentinian) artist, Victor Delhez, so favoured by this pope, generally produces.

Feast your eyes.

Uhhh… yyyyeaaahhhh…

Not exactly Gustav Dore.

It’s called “The Three Virtues.”

So, Faith, Hope and Charity are dead? Did I get it?

Dude…

Anyway, this is the stuff the pope likes? Or one of his chosen minions?

Kinda made me think…

 

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16 thoughts on “Messaging Easter”

  1. veuue says:

    As usual, Pope Francis celebrated his April 9 Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, beginning with the blessing of palms at the obelisk in the center of the piazza.

  2. Fuquaysteve says:

    Well through the grains of sand even might rock is eroded. This pontiff is an agent of erosion. His behavior has truly motivated me to be consecrated to Our Mother…

  3. Dr. Mabuse says:

    How weird: at the bottom it cites the Scripture passage this (I guess) is illustrating: Matthew 28: 3-4. But that passage doesn’t describe Jesus at all:

    28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

    2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

    So is this supposed to be Jesus or the angel? Didn’t the painter check? Didn’t Bergoglio check? Or did he just like the semi-nude muscle man picture too much to be bothered with such details?

  4. Fuquaysteve says:

    I know my millstone is quite heavy…his must be humongous.

  5. riki says:

    What is the person’s intention by creating the image?

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  8. edison says:

    “The Cosmic Panhandler”

  9. Kathryn says:

    That “risen Christ” drawing brings to mind this passage from C. S. Lewis’s That Hideous Strength:

    “But most of the pictures were not of this [surrealist] kind. Mark was a little surprised at the predominance of scriptural themes. It was only at the second or third glance that one discovered certain unaccountable details. Who was the person standing between the Christ and the Lazarus ? And why were there so many beetles under the table in the Last Supper? What was the curious trick of lighting that made each picture look like something seen in delirium? When once these questions had been raised the apparent ordinariness of the pictures became like the ominous surface innocence at the beginning of certain dreams. Every fold of drapery, every piece of architecture, had a meaning one could not grasp but which withered the mind.
    He understood the whole business now. Frost was not trying to make him insane; at least not in the sense Mark had hitherto given to the word ” insanity “. To sit in the room was the first step towards what Frost called objectivity-the process whereby all specifically human reactions were killed in a man so that he might become fit for the fastidious society of the Macrobes. Higher degrees in the asceticism of anti-nature would doubtless follow:
    the eating of abominable food, the dabbling in dirt and blood, the ritual performances of calculated obscenities. They were playing quite fair with him-offering him the same initiation through which they themselves had passed.”

  10. Barbara says:

    There is a word we don’t use much these days which fits this situation: WOE!

    Woe to these poor dupes of the Demons who spread his filth all over the world. Woe!

  11. Fuquaysteve says:

    The glory of The Risen Christ means something different for this man. Predictable and unfortunate. This will not end well.

  12. David Nolan says:

    The “Three Virtues” one is actually quite apropos. If “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” are not regarded as the prime virtues in the Vatican today, I don’t know what are.

  13. joel says:

    Not exactly Gustave Dore. OMG You’re Hilary-ous!!! I needed the laugh!

  14. Andrew Dunn says:

    Homoerotic trash with a not-so-subtle touch of diabolical darkness. That’s what I see in this rendition of the Risen Christ. I can’t even call the man in that horrific painting Jesus. Also, an observation: this is the first resurrection painting I’ve ever seen where the wounds of Christ aren’t visible. Tells you all you need to know about this blasphemous piece of trash. The rest of the “art” in this guy’s portfolio is clearly diabolical in nature. As for Bergoglio, you can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep and the cultural things that appeal to them.

  15. Liam Ronan says:

    If only the figure in the ‘Easter’ card was wearing a cape it would look much like a DC comic book rendering of Superman. “Up Up and Awaaay!”

  16. sta says:

    The third one down looks like the Japanese Anime “Attack on Titan”.

  17. c matt says:

    Demon doing a face palm? Must have just realized getting Bergo on the chair was not such a great idea after all.

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