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Controversial crucifix creates rift at Warr Acres church

WARR ACRES — Churchgoers are outraged over a crucifix in a Catholic church that they say shows an image of genitalia on Jesus.

The controversial crucifix has caused a deep divide among members of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, where it hangs above the main altar.

"There are a couple people who have left the parish,” said the Rev. Philip Seeton, the church’s pastor. "There are people in the parish who don’t like it and have stayed.”

Critics of the crucifix take issue with what appears to be a large penis covering Jesus’ abdominal area. Seeton said the portion of the crucifix in question is meant to be Jesus’ abdomen "showing distension” — not a penis. [Emphasis added]

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, NEWSOK 79 Comments [4/25/2010 6:28:38 PM]
Fundie Index: 34
WTF?! || meh

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Rumpshaker Slim

If christians wern't so prudish someone probably would've pointed that out before they paid for it.

4/25/2010 6:47:52 PM


Ok, I mean, that is a REALLY dumb looking image. Imagine having your genitals emerging from your navel like that. Must be quite uncomfortable.

4/25/2010 6:51:49 PM

Looks like a cock to me...

I'm just going to point out that if there was anything inherently harmful in looking at an erect penis, then practically everyone between the ages of 15 and 50 with an internet connection would be at death's door by now...

4/25/2010 6:55:52 PM


I don't think I've ever laughed so very, very hard in my 41 years on this Earth.

I mean it.

This is the funniest thing that has ever existed.

4/25/2010 7:05:23 PM


It's not supposed to be a penis, it's abdominal muscles.

4/25/2010 7:09:28 PM


LOL! That image is an offense against art - and not just because Jesus' abs look like a giant cock-n-balls, either.

I say remove the loin-cloth altogether. Give Jesus a shorter, stockier build, a haircut appropriate to First-Century Jewish men, and an agonized look on his face. Show at least some evidence of scourging or other trauma.

Let's see what they think of that.

4/25/2010 7:15:39 PM


Double post.

4/25/2010 7:16:21 PM



4/25/2010 7:21:07 PM

Then perhaps they shouldn't look at this toy.


4/25/2010 7:33:55 PM


Well, this certainly gives new meaning to, "...thy rod and thy staff, {they} comfort me..." ....... LMFAO

4/25/2010 7:40:36 PM


The King of Glory indeed! ;)

4/25/2010 7:42:50 PM


No wonder it's so offensive... each of Jesus' feet have nails in them. There should be one going through both.

4/25/2010 8:04:59 PM


Oh damn.

Jesus was pretty well-hung...

4/25/2010 8:25:51 PM

Old Viking

This is what you get when you commission the sixth grade art class.

4/25/2010 8:28:20 PM

Don't attack the church; laugh at the artist for kinda screwing up. Honestly, it looks like Jesus has an erection. Who would've thought he was into that kind of hardcore BDSM?

4/25/2010 8:34:46 PM

(S)laughter of children

Shouldn't he be...Circumsized?

4/25/2010 8:38:10 PM


My aunt used to say that, if you ran around with hookers and other lowlife, you'd get a STD that would make the tip fall off.

Didn't think she meant Jesus. And he shaves his balls, too. Now there's a shock.

4/25/2010 9:23:21 PM


That's a dong. A big one.

4/25/2010 10:13:04 PM


What's wrong with a penis? You know, it'd actually be more historically accurate to have Jesus naked on the cross. But back to my point, there's nothing wrong with parts of the human body.

4/25/2010 10:18:11 PM


Oh, it's distended, all right. By his MASSIVE SCHLONG STUCK UP HIS ASS.

4/25/2010 10:39:24 PM


Jesus was into BDSM? I mean that's quite the erection he's sporting there.

4/25/2010 10:44:14 PM


TOTALLY a cock. Intentional or not it's TOTALLY a penis.

I have the artistic ability of a mole and I could draw "distended" abs better than that.

4/25/2010 10:52:11 PM

Oh, FFS. Those are clearly abdominal muscles.

I guess fundies are now shunning anatomy class along with evolutionary science.

4/25/2010 11:05:29 PM

Jesus Christ


4/26/2010 12:05:48 AM

Quantum Mechanic


4/26/2010 12:08:16 AM
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