Monday, June 25, 2007

Perversion and Iconoclasm

Yes, I am going over my quota today. But Daniel Mitsui has a superb but disturbing article about the modern trend of destroying the sense of the sacred by perverting it. When an actress was enthroned as the goddess of reason in the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris during the French Revolution, it opened the door to the profanations of the future.

When therefore you shall see the abomination of desolation, which was spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place: he that readeth, let him understand. (Matthew 24:15) Share


Anonymous said...

This article was very disturbing. It makes perfect sense and put words to things I have been thinking and noticing for years but did not know how to articulate.

It is not just 'personal preference' or 'taste in art' .... it is a diabolical twisting of truth, loveliness and beauty.

So many American Catholics have been subjected to this trash for so long that they have become like the proverbial frog in the kettle.

Now I know why when I look at some of this 'art' or wreckovations the hair on the back of my neck stands up....

Anonymous said...

Or profaning the church in San Francisco a few years back by having cross-dressers prancing around the Sacristy.

elena maria vidal said...

Margaret, I also thought Daniel very succinctly put together many things i had been thinking and reading about in other places.

Yes, alaughland, that is certainly another example of the profanation of sacred worship.