- Feb 16, 2008
- Reaction score
- Western NY and Geneva, CH
- Political Leaning
http://www.npr.org/2014/04/13/302019921/statue-of-a-homeless-jesus-startles-a-wealthy-communityA new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban's Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn't.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
I snickered when I read the underlined portion. I wonder if she's a member of that or any other Church, and why it occurs to her that it is appropriate to summon the gendarmes in response to someone sleeping on a bench.
At any rate, I don't think there's anything in particular to debate here, I just found it interesting and wanted to share.
Seems to me that this depiction of Jesus is far more accurate than any of the gilt-edged, polished, painted things that grace many houses of worship.