When in Rome.....

HenryBHough

Platinum Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2011
Messages
30,923
Reaction score
6,935
Points
1,140
Location
Oak Grove, Massachusetts
OK, so ISIS has promised to take their reverse-crusade to Rome. Given the ineffective world response to these misunderstood, underemployed, random violence prone folks to what might we look forward.

Remember, Rome is a treasure trove of art of all vintages. Some of it going back thousands of years. Yes, some of it in the hands of the Roman Cathoilic Church, so hated by American liberals. So they could make a case for what's to come. But not all of it is in "religious" hands. Will THAT art be safe?

According to this news item, not bloody likely:

New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts - Israel News Ynetnews

"The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed"

"The destructions are part of a campaign by the IS extremists who have destroyed a number of shrines - including Muslim holy sites - in order to eliminate what they view as heresy"
 

depotoo

Diamond Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2012
Messages
40,682
Reaction score
13,366
Points
2,280
I saw that. It is absolutely sickening.
 

bendog

Platinum Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2013
Messages
37,336
Reaction score
5,502
Points
1,140
Location
Dog House in back yard
OK, so ISIS has promised to take their reverse-crusade to Rome. Given the ineffective world response to these misunderstood, underemployed, random violence prone folks to what might we look forward.

Remember, Rome is a treasure trove of art of all vintages. Some of it going back thousands of years. Yes, some of it in the hands of the Roman Cathoilic Church, so hated by American liberals. So they could make a case for what's to come. But not all of it is in "religious" hands. Will THAT art be safe?

According to this news item, not bloody likely:

New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts - Israel News Ynetnews

"The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed"

"The destructions are part of a campaign by the IS extremists who have destroyed a number of shrines - including Muslim holy sites - in order to eliminate what they view as heresy"
Liberals hate Pope Francis. I'll be sure to tell that to my card carrying sister in law. LOL
 

TheOldSchool

Diamond Member
Joined
Sep 21, 2012
Messages
62,631
Reaction score
10,069
Points
2,070
Location
last stop for sanity before reaching the south
OK, so ISIS has promised to take their reverse-crusade to Rome. Given the ineffective world response to these misunderstood, underemployed, random violence prone folks to what might we look forward.

Remember, Rome is a treasure trove of art of all vintages. Some of it going back thousands of years. Yes, some of it in the hands of the Roman Cathoilic Church, so hated by American liberals. So they could make a case for what's to come. But not all of it is in "religious" hands. Will THAT art be safe?

According to this news item, not bloody likely:

New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts - Israel News Ynetnews

"The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed"

"The destructions are part of a campaign by the IS extremists who have destroyed a number of shrines - including Muslim holy sites - in order to eliminate what they view as heresy"
Republicans hate Catholics at least as much as any Liberal. Far more so if you look at their sick vitriol against Pope Francis.
 

bendog

Platinum Member
Joined
Mar 4, 2013
Messages
37,336
Reaction score
5,502
Points
1,140
Location
Dog House in back yard
yeah, well, when I first clicked on the thread I figured it was another one about sodomy, so .... even the liberal angle/bs of the OP could be worse.
 

Delta4Embassy

Gold Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2013
Messages
25,745
Reaction score
3,033
Points
280
Location
Earth
So...We're already worrying about art and other "stuff" and not actual Romans?

All art has been digitally stored. It's physical loss would be bad but not like in times prior.
 

Roadrunner

Roadrunner
Joined
May 6, 2013
Messages
14,126
Reaction score
2,754
Points
290
Location
USA
OK, so ISIS has promised to take their reverse-crusade to Rome. Given the ineffective world response to these misunderstood, underemployed, random violence prone folks to what might we look forward.

Remember, Rome is a treasure trove of art of all vintages. Some of it going back thousands of years. Yes, some of it in the hands of the Roman Cathoilic Church, so hated by American liberals. So they could make a case for what's to come. But not all of it is in "religious" hands. Will THAT art be safe?

According to this news item, not bloody likely:

New IS video shows militants smashing ancient Iraq artifacts - Israel News Ynetnews

"The Islamic State group released a video on Thursday showing militants using sledgehammers to smash ancient artifacts in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, describing the relics as idols that must be removed"

"The destructions are part of a campaign by the IS extremists who have destroyed a number of shrines - including Muslim holy sites - in order to eliminate what they view as heresy"
They will tear down the pyramids and the Sphinx when they take Egypt.
 
OP
HenryBHough

HenryBHough

Platinum Member
Joined
Jul 14, 2011
Messages
30,923
Reaction score
6,935
Points
1,140
Location
Oak Grove, Massachusetts
I'm going to Rome later this year
Took my wife there for her birthday just about a year ago. She's addicted; that was her third trip and she's ready for another.

I'd argue that St. Paul Outside-the-Walls is the most beautiful (architecturally) church in Rome. Not as fancy (read "gaudy") as most. Just a quiet beauty:

St-Paul-Outside.jpg


Outside - as above - is nice but inside is so different from most and very few go there so no crowds and you can savor the beauty of it at your leisure.
 

Most reactions - Past 7 days

Forum List

Top