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Bust of Darth Vader on north facade of National Cathedral (DC) [NOT humor]
National Cathedral via Kriston at grammarpolice.net blog ^ | September 25, 2004

Posted on 09/25/2004 3:12:36 PM PDT by Mike Fieschko

In fact, Darth Vader is in the premises. There's a grotesque of his bust on the north façade. Apparently the Cathedral's planners weren't satisfied with a hodge-podge building comprising various ill-applied historic European traditions—what it really needed was a contest for children to design a few pop elements. Much as I respect Darth Vader—I cherish the Dark Lord of the Sith more than I do most other Lords out there—I'd call this an aesthetic crime on par with the questionable establishment-clause propriety of the whole affair.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: darthvader; nationalcathedral
The Cathedral has a Darth Vader page.
1 posted on 09/25/2004 3:12:36 PM PDT by Mike Fieschko
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To: Mike Fieschko

"What is Thy bidding, My Master?"


2 posted on 09/25/2004 3:14:11 PM PDT by RichInOC (Anakin Skywalker, R.I.P.)
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To: Mike Fieschko

I already sensed his presence there.


3 posted on 09/25/2004 3:17:56 PM PDT by martin_fierro ('n'at.)
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To: Mike Fieschko
It is, after all is said and done, just a pile of rock. Besides the thing belongs to a bunch of Episcopaleans or their friends, so I suppose they can decorate it however they wish.

My own church would not have spent so much money on the myriad of crosses you find in the place.

4 posted on 09/25/2004 3:17:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Mike Fieschko

"There's no resisiting the power of the Dark Side."


5 posted on 09/25/2004 3:19:25 PM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: Mike Fieschko

But of course. The message to taxpayers is "I have you now!"


6 posted on 09/25/2004 3:20:22 PM PDT by eno_ (Freedom Lite, it's almost worth defending.)
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To: RichInOC
YHWH remembers!
7 posted on 09/25/2004 3:20:59 PM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (Death gently whispers in your ear....)
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To: Mike Fieschko
Darth Vader (and the stormtroopers) originally were George Lucas's Nazis of the future, thus the German WW2 soldier helmet resemblance for Darth Vader's helmet.

Maybe this points to some kind of Freemason/Knights Templar/Illuminati/Ultima Thule/New Schwabenland/UFOs/gray aliens/New World Order agenda.

8 posted on 09/25/2004 3:21:26 PM PDT by xrp (Executing assigned posting duties flawlessly -- ZERO mistakes)
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To: Mike Fieschko
Almost every european cathedral has gargoyles.

So9

9 posted on 09/25/2004 3:23:53 PM PDT by Servant of the 9 (We are the Hegemon. We can do anything we damned well please.)
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To: Mike Fieschko

I enjoy a competition to have something displayed as much as the next guy, but this seems kind of stupid. The other "winning" ideas weren't so great either.


10 posted on 09/25/2004 3:25:00 PM PDT by Nick The Freeper
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To: Mike Fieschko

Just Vader? Always two there are. A master and an apprentice.

11 posted on 09/25/2004 3:26:17 PM PDT by Horatio Gates (Ready to do violence on your behalf.)
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To: xrp
thus the German WW2 soldier helmet resemblance for Darth Vader's helmet

Actually, Darth's helmet and mask was modeled after Japanese helmet designs from the Waring States period. That makes sense when you learn "Star Wars" was inspired by Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress".

12 posted on 09/25/2004 3:38:21 PM PDT by pillbox_girl
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To: Lil'freeper

Who's next...Bill Clinton?


13 posted on 09/25/2004 3:55:11 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought."-Pope JPII)
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To: Mike Fieschko
In my best Churchlady voice:

"Well....isn't that special....."

14 posted on 09/25/2004 3:56:00 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: xrp

Maybe this points to some kind of Freemason/Knights Templar/Illuminati/Ultima Thule/New Schwabenland/UFOs/gray aliens/New World Order agenda.


LOL.

Everything points to some kind of Freemason/Knights Templar/Illuminati/Ultima Thule/New Schwabenland/UFOs/gray aliens/New World Order agenda.


15 posted on 09/25/2004 3:58:51 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Besides, it's what THEY want you to think.


16 posted on 09/25/2004 3:59:53 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Mike Fieschko

BFD, like the gargoyles of 1200 AD weren't just as made up.

It is a modern building, what is wrong with modern gargoyles?


17 posted on 09/25/2004 4:01:57 PM PDT by ko_kyi
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To: Mike Fieschko

"establishment clause propriety"

What is called the National Cathedral is an Episcopal church. Any group can name its building the "National Cathedral".


18 posted on 09/25/2004 4:02:42 PM PDT by edwin hubble
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To: xrp

I find your lack of faith disturbing


19 posted on 09/25/2004 4:08:14 PM PDT by xp38 (member VRWPP)
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To: Mike Fieschko

"I find your lack of faith disturbing"


20 posted on 09/25/2004 4:10:10 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Mike Fieschko
Mike, you have not yet realized your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to these Protestants.

If you only knew the power of the Dark Side.

It is your destiny. Join me, and we can rule the Episcopals. Come with me, it is the only way.

21 posted on 09/25/2004 4:33:13 PM PDT by NewRomeTacitus (America first!)
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To: NewRomeTacitus

lol!


22 posted on 09/25/2004 4:38:01 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Sometimes these brain cells have a mind of their own.)
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To: NewRomeTacitus
Join me, and I will complete your training.

Talk to my CO.


23 posted on 09/25/2004 4:49:49 PM PDT by Mike Fieschko ("How dare you question my patriotism. Did you know I served in the Clone Wars?")
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To: Mike Fieschko

I have been waiting for you Obi Wan. We meet again at last. The circle is now complete. When I left you, I was but the the learner, now I am the master.


24 posted on 09/25/2004 4:51:29 PM PDT by NYFreeper
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To: JBlain
"I find your lack of faith disturbing"

See tagline.
25 posted on 09/25/2004 4:51:30 PM PDT by Mike Fieschko ("How dare you question my faith. Did you know I served in the Clone Wars?")
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To: NewRomeTacitus

They are not Episcopals. They are Episcopalians. The word "Episcopal" is used as an adjective. "Episcopalians" is used as a noun. Episcopalians are not Protestants. They are Anglicans. This is a via media - somewhere between Protestant and Roman Catholic. Forgive me. This is a pet peeve of mine. Peace of the Lord.


26 posted on 09/25/2004 5:26:29 PM PDT by edelweiss
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