Considerest the beam that is in thine own eye
Post #762 • March 28, 2006, 1:26 PM • 140 Comments
Ever wonder about the source of the sex abuse scandals (what the hell, let's call it "widespread pederasty") in the Catholic church? Did it ever occur to you that it might be Botticelli's fault?
"Artists from Da Vinci to Botticelli have embedded subliminal images into their art for centuries," said [Michael A.] Calace. "In this case we found penises on crucifixes, anarchy symbols, swastikas, demonic faces and in modern works even the word 'sex' encrypted into the images. The works in question include modern artists' work currently on the covers of missalettes and hymnals that at this very moment sit in the pews of churches throughout the U.S. and on children's religious teaching aids."
That's the assertion of a new film called "The Rape of the Soul," to which Calace contributed.
"These images, unrecognized by the untrained eye, can be a ticking time-bomb to an individual who is unaware of their presence, especially someone who is already predisposed to deviant sexual behavior," said [Judith] Reisman.
Individuals like, for instance, the 237 investigated priests who worked under the Boston Archdiocese over the last forty years and in combination may have abused a thousand kids. The poor, delicate sensibilities of these clergymen, waiting for hidden imagery to come along and force them to molest children!
Yes, the rain falls on the just and unjust alike.
This is almost too stupid to note, but it's worth remembering that the puritans are always at work. Do your part to make sure that these folks are pissed off at all times. Proclaim your allegiance to pleasure, serve tea to demons, and don't take anybody's word for anything, least of all people who describe themselves as moral.