Skip to comments.Traditional Catholic Reacts to Blasphemous Poster of Our Lady by Destroying It-Was It Right Thing..
Posted on 12/22/2011 7:41:33 AM PST by marshmallow
A few days ago a man referring to himself as a traditional Catholic decided to vandalise a controversial image of the Blessed Virgin Mary. According to the New Zealand Herald, Arthur Skinner from the Catholic Action Group in New Zealand damaged the poster as he deemed it to be so offensive that he felt a responsibility to remove it.
The image showing the Virgin Mary holding a pregnancy testing kit with a shocked expression on her face had been commissioned by an Auckland Anglican church, St Matthew-in-the-City. This parish is already known for displaying controversial (some would say blasphemous) quasi-religious images - a few years ago its billboard depicted an extremely distasteful image of St Joseph and Our Lady in bed after sex (click here and scroll down to view - but be warned).
Whilst reacting to this story, many anti-Catholic commentators in New Zealand have not only criticised Skinner, but have also used this opportunity to take a dig at the Catholic Church as a whole. According to Richard Boock, who appears to be an embittered lapsed Catholic, Arthur Skinner's act of vandalism is further proof of Catholicism's "bullying" and "intolerant" attitude. Those who bother to read Boock's article will find his self-righteousness particularly bizarre, especially seeing that he begins his piece - with no apparent sense of irony - by referring to Catholics as "Micks" (an offensive and derogatory term for the Irish).
The vandalising of this poster was also linked by Boock to the much exaggerated clerical abuse scandals. How both things are connected is beyond me. It might be something to do, though, with the fact that the Auckland Anglican church which displayed the offensive poster of Our Lady seems to be very pro-homosexual, whilst - according to a much touted.........
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Of course he was right.
Either he was right -
Or we cede our society to the weak minded dogs who pretend to be humans.
“Catholicism’s “bullying” and “intolerant” attitude”
may it always be so..
This man’s action goes against the liberalism of Vatican II.
To a modern liberal, this is a horrific crime.
What should be done is to threaten the creator of the picture with death, and then bomb/stab/behead him.
It’s the muslim way, and the way of the future.
Islam, the religion of progressives.
They are saying she didn’t believe the angel? Kinda funny. So I went and looked up ‘blasephemous’. My first reaction was ‘no’, because Mary isn’t God. But the definition included ‘sacred’, so I could see how that word may fit. In both cases listed in the post, I can certainly see how Catholics would be offended.
More evidence of “Mary” worship.
I don’t worship Mary, but I respect deeply her devotion to God and His Christ. I also happen to think, even though I am not a Catholic, that it is possible that she is in Heaven and might have assignments from time to time to work with our Lord in the earth to do His work here.
Not trying to convince you, but just to offer it as food for thought. Placing respectful thought on His mother and thanking God for her from time to time could not be a bad thing imho.
The Anglican Church (and their liberal cohorts in the USA) are determined to destroy themselves - and they want to take everyone else down with them.
More evidence that private property rights mean nothing to Catholics.
I think most Christian folks would be irritated by this -- especially since it was a supposed church which put it up!
Catholicisms bullying and intolerant attitude
But hey, just ignore that Anti-Christian bullying and intolerance and we can all get along. /s/
Christ gave a finite number to turning the other cheek.
Let’s see that Church put up a bill board of Mohammed having sex with his nine year old wife.
Thank you for your very thoughtful post.
“Mary” was Jesus’s mom, whom He loved very much. I should think you’d at least be annoyed at this billboard.
But no; instead you use this to advance an anti-Catholic agenda.
Prayers for you. May the scales fall from your eyes.
Vandalism is a great way to get your opponent’s attention when you can’t make a coherent argument.
Really? How so?
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