Attack on 'blasphemous' Piss Christ by Christian fundies -vandalised after protest

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    I am sure there were more than a few, from a certain 'perspective', hyperventilating and ready to pounce.....sorry to disappoint, its in France folks, nothing to see here.


    Attack on 'blasphemous' art work fires debate on role of religion in France

    • Intruders vandalise photo day after Christian protest


    * Angelique Chrisafis in Paris
    * guardian.co.uk, Monday 18 April 2011 20.00 BST


    When New York artist Andres Serrano plunged a plastic crucifix into a glass of his own urine and photographed it in 1987 under the title Piss Christ, he said he was making a statement on the misuse of religion.

    Controversy has followed the work ever since, but reached an unprecedented peak on Palm Sunday when it was attacked with hammers and destroyed after an "anti-blasphemy" campaign by French Catholic fundamentalists in the southern city of Avignon.

    The violent slashing of the picture, and another Serrano photograph of a meditating nun, has plunged secular France into soul-searching about Christian fundamentalism and Nicolas Sarkozy's use of religious populism in his bid for re-election next year.

    It also marks a return to an old standoff between Serrano and the religious right that dates back more than 20 years, to Reagan-era Republicanism in the US.

    The photograph, full title Immersion (Piss Christ), was made in 1987 as part of Serrano's series showing religious objects submerged in fluids such as blood and milk. In 1989, rightwing Christian senators' criticism of Piss Christ led to a heated US debate on public arts funding. Republican Jesse Helms told the senate Serrano was "not an artist. He's a jerk."

    Serrano defended his photograph as a criticism of the "billion-dollar Christ-for-profit industry" and a "condemnation of those who abuse the teachings of Christ for their own ignoble ends". It was vandalised in Australia, and neo-Nazis ransacked a Serrano show in Sweden in 2007

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    Andres Serrano's Piss Christ destroyed by Christian protesters | World news | The Guardian
     
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    Has anybody called for his beheading?
     
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    Interfaith dialogue is long overdue, but it doesn't come in the form of creating or destroying offensive pieces of art.
     
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    How on earth is that art?
     
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    Breaks my heart. By the way, this "piece of Art" has existed for over 20 years, where were the riots, the burned buildings the dead people? I mean Islam murders and riots over a burned book, right?
     
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    Speaking of which, Lady Gaga is about to make a music video that attacks Christianity on Easter. Lets see how many riots break out and how many Christians wield machetes and demand for her to be stoned or beheaded, shall we?

    Then we'll see how horrible and oppressive the evil Christian faith REALLY is.
     
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    In addition these "visionaries" and "artists" that claim to be "bold" and "edgy" are really a bunch of sissies. If they were really BOLD they wouldn't be trashing the faith of people they know won't do anything about it. Lady Gaga and the anti-christian clowns that trash Christianity every day should go to Saudi Arabia and try that mess in Saudi Arabia on Ramadan. Then we'll see who's really "bold".
     
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    You can't destroy an idea by simply attacking a representation of it. Its as pointless as burning the flag,

    Burn every last star and stripe in the land, run the constitution through a shredder, melt the liberty bell down to MatchBox cars and America will remain. America is made of stronger stuff then cloth and dye. Just like the teachings of Jesus (if you believe in them or not)
     

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