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Thursday, September 08, 2005

And I thought they were to lead people to God?

St. Paul's [Episcopal] in Norwalk has found itself in a bit of controversy regarding its new Stations of the Cross done by artist Gwyneth Leech. Not only were many upset by the depiction of a naked Christ at the cross but also becuase of the inclusion of American soldiers. Leech said that she was suprised at the outrage [aren't they always]. Not surprisingly, Leech also says that the Bible is "a text--the product of a human mind," not to be taken literally word for word. Still, even if no one is drawn to Christ by her artwork she can at least say, "Any work that creates this much a success." And, as we all know - that was the motivation for all great religious artists such as Michelangelo - to create discussion.


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