Thursday, December 04, 2008

An Opportunity for Nastiness, but not too Nasty


Imagine you are Pope, you have a degree of good taste, every Wednesday you give a public audience, for the most part you do it in St Peter's Square but on wet days you have to do it in the audience hall built by Paul VI, it is dry and warm though it is getting a bit dated now.

The only disadvantage is that looking over your shoulder is a monsrous triumphalistic sculpture, it is supposed to be the Risen Christ.
So here is the opportunity for nastiness, what do you do with it?
Who would you like to give it to?

19 comments:

Steven said...

Assuming it is metal of reasonable worth, pass it on to your Crozier maker to melt down into something (lots of things) nicer.

a-m said...

It must be hell to dust.
I suggest taking it apart and making bird tables from it as it definitely belongs outside covered in bird...food.

K-M said...

Give it to Cardinal Mahoney as a retirement present.

pelerin said...

Eccleston Square?

Ponte Sisto said...

It's really ugly. I can think of a few he might like to give it to, but I'd better not mention any names.

(BTW, let me know when you want to compare gas bills! Hope that gets sorted soon,)

gemoftheocean said...

Present it to Barrack Hussein Nobama as a gift on his inauguration day. Although I like KM's idea too.

Henry said...

It looks like an Alien. Give it to Gordon Brown as an official Christmas present from the Vatican. Or President Bush as a leaving present. Or dump it in the sea so that fish can shelter in it. Or put it out in the garden and hang bird-feeders on it. Or sell it for scrap. What is it made of?

bobd said...

If the trip to Israel pans out as advertised I'd make a gift of it to the Israeli government.

Laurence England said...

It looks like some hideous pagan sculpture. If it wasn't in the Vatican, you wouldn't think it were our Risen Lord at all!

Just hand it over to some dodgy occult shop to sell off in pieces. Its horrendous.

Dominic H said...

The Archbishop of Canterbury?

George said...

Stick it in a public aquarium - it looks just like an artificial coral reef and the figure looks like a Mer-man!

To my (simple) mind the 'Risen Christ' must surely be the most Majestic figure imaginable, which this sculpture is quite patently not!

Oh dear, how sad, where have all the great artists gone?

SANDY said...

I would give it to the Bishops conference,as a vision of Hell.

Paulinus said...

I'm trying to remember the horror movie that backdrop came from....

Jacob said...

Isn't their a harbour town in Italy which has a sculpture of the Risen Christ at the bottom of the sea. Perhaps they would like another?

Ma Tucker said...

One must always desire what is best for one's neighbour so Christian Charity would suggest Steven's solution. Melt the ugly thing down and make it into something beautiful.

In partibus infidelium said...

Why not give it to the UN? It would look very much in place among all the dictatorships. It looks neither religious nor beautiful.

Adele said...

Paulinus, I believe the movie is the Devil's Advocate with Al Pacino.

It does look like all the devils flying out of Hell.

REF said...

Paulinus:

I think the movie you're thinking of is 'Aliens'.

Royce said...

Hmmm, I think it could make a very interesting gate of sorts.